Finished Distilling? Now You’re Ready to Barrel and Age!

July 30, 2017

We’ve made it all the way – welcome to the grand finalé of our infographic series on the production of whiskey.

The journey so far

We’ve told you all about the mash bill and the mashing process, and have covered fermentation and distillation. We now have come to the final (and some would argue largest) portion of the magic behind what you find in the bottle: barreling and aging.

Whiskey barreling and aging

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Expert Reviews of Bottles in this Post

Used American Oak:

Canadian Club 1858
Mellow Corn
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 Year
Powers Gold Label

New American Oak:

Auchentoshan Virgin Oak
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Sullivan’s Cove American Oak
Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Used European Oak:

The Macallan 12
Aberlour A’Bunadh
Kavalan Sherry Oak
Bushmill’s Black Bush

Wood Finishes:

Tyrconnell Port Cask Finish
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
Brenne French Single Malt
Teeling Irish Whiskey

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