How do you char a whisky barrel?
Not all whisky barrels are created equal. In addition to the wood used to make the barrel, which is almost always white oak, the barrel must be prepared beforehand before whisky can be matured. This is done by burning the inside of the barrel before it's filled with what will become whiskey or scotch.
We visited the good folk at Loch Lomond to learn how they char a whisky barrel.
If you want to visit Loch Lomond Distillery, you can find them here.