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A spirit drink (also called whiskey) produced by fermentation and distillation from various grains such as barley, rye, corn or wheat. There are countless types with partly very different production processes. What they all have in common is that they are aged in wooden barrels for many years, using different types and sizes of wood. US products mature almost exclusively in new, toasted barrels made of American white oak. European products with a dark colour often mature in barrels in which sherry or port wine was previously stored. For light whiskies, used American casks are used. Whisky is an extremely popular ingredient in many cocktails, including Manhattan.

Whisky - Gärung / Lagerrung-Reifung

An interesting experiment was carried out by the Moselle vintner Markus Molitor. The Pinot Blanc Wehlener Klosterberg vintage 2010 was aged in a whisky cask "Bowmore Hogshead Islay cask" with a volume of 250 litres. The special thing about it was that it was a used cask and the wooden walls naturally contained whisky or alcohol. Bowmore is a whisky distillery on the island of Islay in Scotland, which is owned by the Japanese-American beverage multinational Suntory. According to the tasting results, the wine had "a fine acidity and minerality as well as a slightly sweet note, but without adding sweetness to the wine and shows a fine and delicately smoky whisky note on the long finish".

Whisky - verschiedene Marken

Fermentation tanks: verm. by Nicor, own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Storage/Tyre: From Rappilio, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Whisky brands: By Chris huh - own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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