Wow! Who knew that the Cask would be so valuable! It is a key ingredient to making our favorite wine and whiskeys! See how Scotch depends on Sherry in the infographic Life of a Cask: Wine to Whiskey from winefolly.com.
An infographic on the life of a cask, from wine to whiskey. Find out where casks start their life and see how Scotch is dependent on Sherry.
A Single malt Scotch cask ages 3-40+ years. A single cask may be used for up to 70 years
- Used wine barrels are in high demand for Scotch and whisky production.
- Distilleries prefer Oloroso Sherry casks and other dessert wine casks such as Port and Sauternes for aging whisky.
- Sherry producers use larger casks called Hogheads (250 L) and Butts (500 L).
- Some distilleries own forests in America where they source quercus alba (white oak) to produce casks.
- Distilleries often loan unused casks to Sherry producers to ‘season’ them.
Nice visual explanation. Easy to follow with a focused message that isn’t crowded with a bunch of additional factoids.
The text is a little too small to read without zooming in closer, and there should be a URL at the bottom linking back to the original infographic landing page. Otherwise, how can people find the original version they can read when a blog doesn’t link back correctly?
Just in time for the weekend too, it’s making my thirsty…
Thanks to Justin for sending in the link!