Virgin / New Barrels

If a barrel is described as Virgin or First Fill, then we are talking about brand new barrels that haven’t had a spirit aged in them yet.

Typically made of new American Oak or new French Oak, the wood from these barrels will have a large impact on the flavour of the whisky. This is compared to the wood in Second Fill barrels, which will have less of an impact on the whisky.

Whiskies matured in a Virgin or New Oak Casks