Oak, time, recycled barrels: What makes a Scotch worth $25,000 may surprise you — Quartz

David Stewart, The Balvenie’s master of malt, and the longest-serving master blender in the Scotch industry, claims that roughly 70% of whisky flavor comes from wood. Over the last half of a century, he has discovered, through trial and error, just how different types of oak containers can drastically shape the profile of a whisky.…

via Oak, time, recycled barrels: What makes a Scotch worth $25,000 may surprise you — Quartz

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