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SCOTCH WHISKY CASKS LEGAL DEFINITION

Scotch Whisky Casks Legal Definition

Wholly Matured In An Excise Warehouse In Scotland

 

In oak casks of a capacity not exceeding 700 litres (185 US gal; 154 imp gal) for at least three years.

 

History

 

Leith, the port of Edinburgh was a major warehousing location for casks filled with the wines of Jerez that were shipped into Scotland.

 

The Angels Share

 

 

During the ageing process evaporation occurs so  each year there is a loss of volume in the cask – this is called the “Angels Share”

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