Muscat Barrels

Whisky aged in Muscat casks is a relatively uncommon but increasingly popular practice. Muscat casks have previously been used to store sweet, fortified wine made from Muscat grapes. This type of cask imparts its own unique range of flavours to the whisky, including notes of honey, fruit, and grape. It also imparts a sweetness that can be quite intense and is generally more noticeable than with other types of cask. The maturation time in a Muscat cask will also influence the end flavour of the whisky, as longer maturation times can lead to a higher level of sweetness.