Highland Park is one of only a handful of distilleries that still retains a traditional malting floor, turning each batch of malt by hand, in what is a physically demanding process. To malt our barley, we steep it in the mineral rich water from the Crantit spring, before transferring it to the malting floor to slowly germinate. When it is ready, the barley is then placed in our kilns where the aromatic peating process begins. One of the fundamental flavours in Highland Park single malt whisky is the delicate, sweet, aromatic peat smoke, which has given Highland Park its unique character since
There's A Good Reason Why We Use Oak For Aging Our Whiskeys
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Oak barrels are traditionally used to age whiskey and can be used to age wine as well. Oak wood is strong enough to be shaped into a barrel, and oak is pure—it has no resins that can pass unwanted flavors to the spirits. The chemical reaction between the wood and the alcohol produces the pleasant and desired taste. Oak barrels must be cared for in a specific way, however, to make a good-tasting spirit. Rinse the inside of the barrel to remove any debris. Fill the barrel completely with water until it overflows from the bunghole. Let the barrel sit filled with water for three to five days, or until the barrel swells.
How many times can you reuse a whiskey barrel?
For centuries, whisky has been aged in wooden barrels, with distillers waiting patiently for the spirit to reach maturity over time. The process is costly and inefficient—but what if there were a way to circumvent linear aging and skip straight to mature whisky? Several producers claim to be able to do just that, producing alternatively aged whiskies through a range of proprietary technologies.
Small oak whiskey barrels and miniature wooden whiskey casks and kegs complete with a wooden stand, bung and tap for sale. These smaller, medium charred oak barrels are best suited for whiskey and spirits holding, flavouring and mellowing. Currently our whiskey making barrels come with brass rings and a rustic oak finish and are ideal for amateur or small quantity whiskey maturing. ABOVE: A 3 liter small whiskey barrel in style 3 finish [ dark oak finish with 4 brass hoops ] on stand with oak bung and a spigot brass tap.