About Sherry Casks

Maturation is one of the most important aspect in getting the perfect blend of a Scotch whisky. There are different casks which are used for maturation.


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The most used cask is Oloroso Sherry Casks. Oloroso in Spanish means “Scented”. It is more dramatic effect on maturing whisky.

Everything w.r.t Sherry Casks was an accident. Oak casks were used for maturation earlier and Scotland had to find an alternate for it. Thus the magic which Sherry Cask can unwound on the whisky was realized.

There are different Sherry casks – Fino, Oloroso, Manzanilla, Amontillado etc. Oloroso Sherry Casks are heated before they are filled with blends for maturation. The Casks are toasted instead of burning inside. They give smooth, dark and nutty taste for the whiskies.

More older the Sherry Casks becomes, the more darker and stronger the cask and gives deep amber color to the whisky matured. They also give Single Malt Whisky a heavier body plus gives the taste of fruit cakes and toffee. Sherry Casks are the most expensive casks and the larger barrels and come in different sizes.

A smaller sherry cask means more whisky is in contact walls of the cask during the maturation when compared to larger. Hence, the smaller the cask, the faster the maturation. A cask is usually for 3-5 times in its life before being discarded.

With all the above listed characteristics, Sherry casks are the best which gives its best to the best Scotch Whiskies and will be more refined scotch whiskies like Black Dog.

The new Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve Scotch Whisky is unique as its Triple Matured Scotch. Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve has been created by selecting grain whiskies and malt whiskies and maturing them separately in American Bourbon Casks and then blending them together and maturing them again in Oloroso Sherry Butts. This blending in Oloroso Sherry Butts allows Black Dog TGR to get the fine rich taste and flavor in it. It is the perfect mixture of subtleness and complexity. It is an ideal Scotch whisky for anyone and everyone who loves Scotch Whisky.

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