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French Oak vs. American Oak: Fries vs. Baguettes or is there more to it?

Last time in Crafting the Cask – Coopering from Tree to Barrel we looked at the coopers art and the process that a cask goes through in its journey from tree to being ready to mature whisky, rum, and all the things we love.  But what what about the wood itself, how does the type of […]…Read more

Crafting the Cask – Coopering from Tree to Barrel

Last time in Making whisky is all about the barrel right? we looked at the utility of barrels and why they’re made of oak, today we will be examining the coopers art and the process that a cask goes through in its journey from tree to being ready to mature whisky, rum, and all the things […]…Read more

Making whisky is all about the barrel right?

Got Wood? In parts 1, 2, & 3 of our blog series we looked at the history of distilling, the shapes of stills, and the importance of copper, but today we’ll be shifting focus to look at the humble oak barrel and its significance in the production of whisky. Barrels are a curious invention.  When […]…Read more

How copper influences the flavour of whisky 

Copper, it’s all about the shinny shinny copper  In Part 2: Whisky stills, is it about the size, or how you use it?  We looked at how the size and shape of a still as well as how it’s used can all affect the character of the spirit it produces.  This time we’ll be talking […]…Read more

Whisky stills, Is it about the size, or how you use it?

Why Marcellus Wallace doesn’t look like a bitch In part 1: the origins of distilling we talked about the origins of stills (I know, crazy right?).  Today we’re going to be focussing on how the size and shape of a still can affect its performance, and despite what your significant other might keep telling you, in this […]…Read more

The origins of distilling

Marcellus Wallace and his roots in the origins of distilling Our new still, Marcellus Wallace, entered our lives in February 2018 taking his place as the heart of our distillery, but his pedigree dates back much further than Deviant Distillery, further back than the invention of sliced bread, even further back than Madonna’s first album.  […]…Read more