Refill Casks delivered

Kilchoman reports on its homepage today about a recent delivery of refill casks – 40 dump hogsheads, 30 barrels and 20 sherry butts. Because of the boom in the whisky industry, it is not so easy to get hold of good refill casks.

It is Kilchoman’s declared policy to obtain new bourbon barrels exclusively from the Buffalo Trace distillery and sherry casks exclusively from the Bodega Miguel Martin, but until Kilchoman bottles its first whiskies, there are of course no refill casks of their own.

Dump hogsheads, by the way, are casks with the same volume of 250 litres but a shorter, rounder shape than the usual hogsheads.