Award Winning Distiller
So how to Barrel finishes such as those using Sharia Port, Cask impact the flavor and Aroma of whiskey? Well, I think there's two different ways to sort of answer this question at least, on my behalf which is are those casks wet casks or dry casks because that makes a difference. So, for me, and my approach to distillation what I want. If I'm saying using a pork ask, or a Sherry Cask in particular is I don't want the port or the Sherry to overwhelm the expression of the whiskey, what I would prefer is for it to work. Ken tandem with the whiskey and particular to enhance the Whiskey's Aroma flavor and mouthful. Those are really the main components of what I'm looking for when I'm using a finishing Barrel. On one of my Whiskey's, what I don't want is for you to taste my whiskey and taste only Port, right? I'll you should be able to pick up the fruity notes but they should be in balance with the grain notes and the wood maturation notes that are there as well. And all those positive, qualitative things that are included in that. And when the distiller is initially, fermenting distilling, and then maturing, and the primary Barrel that distillate, that is then going to go into that finishing Barrel. If I were to say open a bottle of whiskey, the said it was Port finished and I were to taste really nothing but the port, and maybe a little bit of Oak. I myself as a consumer would be disappointed. Now, is there a place for that? I'm sure there isn't plenty of people buy it but that's really what we're looking for. Is that blend and that balance qualitatively of both the whiskey itself with the original would match. Adoration, as well as the positive aspects that enhance the whiskey as it already exists and that finishing Barrel. So that you take a existing whiskey and elevate it to an entirely new level.