Halo Single Malt Mates,
Time was the British drank sherry by the boatload . Sherry barrels cannot be reused to mature sherry. So lots of them were laying about in England.
The Scots, thrifty as always, told the English to give them to us and used them to mature their Scotch Whisky.
Nowadays, far more bourbon is consumed and bourbon barrels cannot be used twice. The used barrels are cheap and plentiful and are used by all distilleries to mature Scotch..
Glenmorangie owns a forest in Tennessee, a cooperage to make barrels, which they rent to Bourbon Distillers and the spent barrels are sent back to Glenmorangie to make Scotch. Simple No?
Anyway, your humble Scotch Spirit Master loves sherried whisky’s so it would please me no end if more people drank sherry. Thus lowering the price of sherry barrels used for maturation of Scotch Whisky.
Hopefully it will make more distilleries to use Sherry barrels in the maturation process….
Here is a deal from the Whisky Exchange.
Valdespino Fino Inocente
37.5cl / 15%
Two free bottles of Classic Tonic!
Web Exclusive Price £8.55 £7.13 ex VAT
Valdespino is a historic sherry producer. Inocente is produced using grapes grown in one single vineyard, Macharnudo, this full-bodied fino is a great match for fish dishes.
“So many guid Whiskies! So little time and money!” Scotch Spirit Master
May you aye ha’e a copper to spare,
And a pinch o’ guide sneeshin’ to share!
And what is the best thing o’ a’ –
A freend at yet beck an’ yer ca’.
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones!
Your Scotch Spirit Master