Although it’s possible and not uncommon to bottle a single barrel, most whiskey that’s put in a bottle is the result of blending multiple barrels together. Christian Krogstad, master distiller at House Spirits Distillery, makes Westward single malt. The whiskey used to be a single barrel product, but Krogstad eventually transitioned it into a blend of multiple barrels. He explains why he made that decision, and what impact it has on the flavor.
Bruichladdich’s head distiller explains how, when it comes to single malt scotch, PPM is just a number.
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