The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143590   Message #3464278
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
10-Jan-13 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Question about Scotch
Subject: RE: BS: Question about Scotch
SRS mentions colour of whisky: no correlation with strength, or another popular myth is that it's the peat that gives whisky its colour. No, the distilled spirit is colourless: it's the cask it's matured in that gives it the colour, so those from sherry casks tend on the whole to be darker and deeper gold.
That's not to say that peat does not colour the water in domestic supplies in rural areas after heavy rainfall!
I'm not a great "smoky" fan, but I wouldn't say that the whiskies that I do like are in any way bland!