Once home to over 30 distilleries, this town in Scotland was known as the 'whisky capital of the world'.
Also known as 'whisky rye', to be Canadian whisky it must be mashed and distilled from cereal grains, and aged in small wood for at least three years in Canada.
Made from oak, the vessel used to mature whisky.
The alcohol strength of whisky that has not been diluted before bottling.
Contrasted to 'toasting', charring is the process of burning the inside of a for a more extended time period barrel during the cask making process.
Process where whisky is cooled and filtered to remove any residue before bottling
An alternative term for 'new make spirit' - whisky before it has been matured in casks.
A form of still used for distillation that is composed of two columns, that works in a continual cycle
The process in distillation where the alcoholic vapours turn back into liquid spirit.
Produced during fermentation, these are chemicals responsible for some of the colour, aroma and taste of whisky.
The person who creates casks for whisky to be matured in.
The location where European and American oak is constructed into casks by coopers. Our partner cooperages are located in Jerez, Spain.
May be 'low', 'middle' or 'high', cut refers to the strength and quality of alcohol that comes out of distillation- The Macallan always chooses the finest cut of every distillation process.