Whisk(e)y for beginners.....

#69
I Live Near the Grants Whiskey Factory in South Ayrshire..All the Whiskey Companies Use the Same BASE Recipe..Fact..That is for Blended Whiskey & Some Malts....They Send Each Other Tankers Regularly..They then Add Different Colors & Tastes.. Impregnated Barrels with Sherry Etc is One Method..o_O

Thats the Rot Gut Stuff..And I Will Refrain from Naming Em Cause Many have Been Mentioned in this Thread..Grants & a Lot of Other Whiskey Companies Make their Whiskey for the Chinese & Russian Market..The UK Folks are NOT Even Considered..Not Even Secondary Considered..:D:D

Billy
 
#72
I Live Near the Grants Whiskey Factory in South Ayrshire..All the Whiskey Companies Use the Same BASE Recipe..Fact..That is for Blended Whiskey & Some Malts....They Send Each Other Tankers Regularly..They then Add Different Colors & Tastes.. Impregnated Barrels with Sherry Etc is One Method..o_O



Billy
Evidence or merely the ramblings of the surprisingly commonplace Scotsman who hates his country and its products?
 
#76
Did a whisky tour at Glen Grant a few years ago and they were replacing one of the stills. A team of guys were preparing the new, gleaming copper still in the yard by tapping it with hammers while looking at photographs. It was explained that they were putting dents in the new still to match those on the old still. If this were not done the flavour of the whisky would be different. Although I had no proof of this, their sincerity was evident.
 
#78
Did a whisky tour at Glen Grant a few years ago and they were replacing one of the stills. A team of guys were preparing the new, gleaming copper still in the yard by tapping it with hammers while looking at photographs. It was explained that they were putting dents in the new still to match those on the old still. If this were not done the flavour of the whisky would be different. Although I had no proof of this, their sincerity was evident.
I believe flavor is imparted through the type of wood used in the cask and the "searing" of the inside of said cask:

 
#79
Flavour comes from a number of factors including the barley, the shape of the still, the cask, even where the full casks are matured. Personally I’m not convinced that the shape of the still even needs to include any dents that were in the old one, but I’ve heard the same thing from more than one distillery, so either there is something in it or they’re all playing safe.
 
#80
Flavour comes from a number of factors including the barley, the shape of the still, the cask, even where the full casks are matured. Personally I’m not convinced that the shape of the still even needs to include any dents that were in the old one, but I’ve heard the same thing from more than one distillery, so either there is something in it or they’re all playing safe.
Scottish malt especially is part tradition part marketing BS in almost equal measure :)I'm sure the still shape is part of the distillate equation but avoiding poor barley, short fermentation and crap casks is much more important. Malt-review.com highly recommended for regular review reading
 
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