The use of fresh, 'virgin' American Oak barrels is one of the key contributors to the overall flavour of Kentucky Bourbons, bold with spice, vanilla and a strong woody influence.
America has seen a considerable growth of craft and small-scale producers, many of which are eschewing the traditional styles, offering a more diverse range of grains, casks and types of whiskey being produced.
American Whiskey — Koval
GlenAllachie 'Koval Rye Wood' 8 years old 48%
From GlenAllachie Distillery, this 8 year old whisky has been maturing in American Oak Casks and then finished in Organic Rye Quarter Casks from Chicago's Koval Distillery. The nose offers notes of spices, warming cinnamon and nutmeg and sweet and creamy honey and butterscotch; a unique mingling of the GlenAllachie spirit and rye cask spice. The...