New make is the spirit that comes from the final distillation process prior to going into a barrel. Other names that you might hear are "White Dog", "Moonshine" or "Clearic". We have added moonshine into this category since many new distilleries sell new make first under this moniker. In the past Moonshine has been the designation [...]
Most recently popularized by removing the distillate from the original barrels and aging, or finishing, in different barrels for a short time prior to bottling. In the case of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, the distillate was taken from original virgin oak barrel and finished in a new virgin oak barrel to enhance some of the [...]
A process, primarily in Scotland, where the wet grains are forced to germinate by roasting them. The process of peating is using peat (a partially carbonized vegatation found in bogs) as a fuel source that is abundant in Scotland. The aromatic smoke from this process adds flavors to the grains and ultimately to the spirits.
ABV stands for Alcohol by Volume which is the amount of alcohol that is in a spirit or beer as a percentage of volume. If you double the ABV, the results are the Proof of Alcohol. For example, 40% ABV is equal to 80 Proof.