hist-brewing: Charring Casks

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Mon Dec 13 01:56:10 PST 1999



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
> Behalf Of William A. Millett
> Sent: 12 December 1999 20:55
> To: hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject: hist-brewing: Charring Casks
> 
> 
> Hi hist-brewers!
> 
> I did some quick & dirty research on cask charring on and off 
> the WWW, and
> this is what I found:
> 
> Bourbon to be legally considered a bourbon must be aged in 
> white oak casks
> which have been charred in the inside. Scotch Whisky (as opposed to
> whiskEy) apparently is not aged in charred barrels.


Whisky is aged in used sherry casks, as far as I know (I should be certain,
but I'm a bit muzzy having just flown back from glasgow after 3 hours sleep)

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