Whisky that has been aged in rum casks is becoming more and more popular. This type of whisky has a unique flavour which can’t be found in any other type of whisky. Rum barrels are great for ageing whisky because they impart a lot of flavour to the whisky. The wood from the barrel, as well as the rum itself, add complexity and depth to the flavour of the whisky.
Whisky that has been aged in rum barrels often has a caramel or vanilla flavour, due to sugar-rich rum soaked into the wood. This makes it perfect for those who like their whisky on the sweet side. Some people believe that ageing whisky in rum barrels makes it smoother and creamier. The sweetness of the rum combines with the smokiness of peated whiskies particularly well, to create a mellow, rich flavour.
If you’re looking for a whisky with a bit of extra sweetness and spice, look for one that’s been aged in rum barrels. You might be surprised at how good it tastes.