Delivery time approx. 8 working days
- Order number: 1829.3
STR Cask - Shave, Toast, Re-charred. A cask that offers a combo of fresh Virgin Oak and first-fill red wine cask. As in new oak casks, the whiskey matures faster than in used casks. It still benefits from the fruity red wine notes of the pre-ageing. Dr. Jim Swan, a chemist and biologist by training and a passionate whisky expert, developed this special process.
The first step is to "shave" the cask. First, the cask is opened and the inner layer, heavily saturated with red wine, is scraped out. This gives the cask a combination of light red wine aromas and fresh oak (virgin oak).
The exposed interior of the barrel is now toasted anew, by burning oak chips from old whiskey barrels. During this process, the sugar and vanillin in the oak caramelize and corresponding spicy and sweet notes are particularly accentuated.
Finally, the barrels are burned out once again to release as many aromas as possible and at the same time remove unwanted flavor carriers such as tart tannins and chemical compounds like lignin, cellulose, or hemicellulose.
Wood: French or American oak
Former occupancy: Red wine
Stave length: 100 cm
Ø Belly: 77 cm
Ø Head: 65 cm
Barrel is equipped with silicone bung, outside sanded and tested.
Used wooden barrels: Notches in the wood or, in certain circumstances, an uneven base, do not constitute a quality defect, but stem from the idiosyncrasies of the production method and the prior use of the barrels. The usage of the barrel will not be affected by those! The barrels are very carefully checked by us at the exit control against sensor and technical errors. We assume no liability for cracks or splits that occur during maturation. A possible and a reasonable repair is not under guarantee.
Pictures are examples, colour variations are possible