Finishing Touches: Five Great Irish Whiskeys, Five Powerful Finishes
by Gary Quinn
Irish whiskey offers a sometimes bewildering array of whiskey flavours, descriptions and cask types. While they’re fun to explore, the sheer number of different maturation styles, woods used and the finishes applied can make a sometimes confusing (but delicious) flavour journey.
To try and unpick where a whiskey’s flavour comes from, we have to understand the difference between maturation and finishing. And then what each finish delivers to the bottled whiskey.
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