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How is whisky made and where does its flavour come from? Distilling and Maturing whisky

05 Jan

Excellent article! One of the better explanations of thr whisk(e)y process I have seen yet. Thanks for a great read.

Malt Mileage Whisky & Spirit Reviews

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Whisky is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘[a] spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye. There is more to it than that, of course. Making whisky is complex. Whisky is not “made” into a finished product, it takes time. You will see from the above picture that each “whisky” has a different colour: (1) one is clear; (2) one is golden; (3) one is a reddish copper; and (4) one is an amber honeycomb. The clear “whisky” is whisky in its infancy when it first comes out of the still; but it is not actually “whisky” because spirit needs to mature in oak before it can be called “whisky”. This clear liquid is called “new make”. This post will show you how this “new make” is distilled, and then matured into whisky. It will explain how different types of whisky get their distinct flavours, and from…

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