A huge change to Scotch whisky is happening – and it's all to do with tequila
New barrel rules spark controversy
The production of Scotch whisky has remained the same for years. But now the rules are changing – and it might prove controversial.
It sounds like most whisky manufacturers are for the changes as well. With big players like the Chivas Brothers "strongly supporting" the change.
Purist, though, aren't as happy. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Gavin Hewitt, former CEO of the SWA said: "Scotch needs to be judged by its colour, taste and tradition. Clearly if you then had a whisky that tasted of tequila, if it used an ex-tequila cask, it would not be Scotch."
We expect this wee dram-a to continue. In the meantime, head to our best whiskey guide for a taste of Scotch, Irish and more.
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