What is the Angels' Share?
In our century old distillery our whisky rests breathing in highland air through porous oak and exhaling alcohol, dark cold and moist air matures the best Scotch whiskies. 5% of the whisky is absorbed straight into the cask when it’s filled. Every year we lose up to 2% in evaporation, this 2% is known as the angels share, evaporated into the air and continuously shrinking the precious liquid over time. What’s left in the cask is even more valuable, over decades generations of warehousemen with their copper valinchs check the whiskies rich hues and generations of malt masters nose and taste it deciding when the layers of aroma and flavour have come together perfectly.
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References & Reading
Bruichladdich (2013) The Angels Share. Available at: http://www.bruichladdich.com/article/the-angels-share
Russell, I. & Stewart, G. (2003) Whisky: Technology, Production and Marketing (Handbook of Alcoholic Beverages). Elsevier
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