When it comes to choosing fine malt whisky there are 4 things you need to know. In order of importance they are: the quality of the cask in which the whisky has been maturedwhether the whisky has been chill filteredthe age of the whiskywhether additives have been addedAgeWhisky is stored in wooden casks, usually made of white oak. Presuming the spirit is being matured in a quality cask, there is complex interaction between the wood and the spirit. This interaction is a slow. The harsher ...