Scotch whisky is not just a drink, it is a story in a glass. From fields of barley through to white-washed-walled distilleries, the final twist in the tale is the magic of maturation, the alchemy that happens in the cask, where liquid gold is made.
This spirit can’t be called “Scotch whisky” until it has slumbered in an oak cask for a minimum of three years, yet it rests often for much longer. And here, in warehouses across Scotland, is where the magic really happens.
It is the job of an oak cask to mature the spirit from a whisky distillery over time, ensuring it develops a golden hue and complex character, and delivers a delicious whisky.