Japanese Distillery Nikka Yoichi Demonstrates the Fiery Process of Charring a Whisky Aging Barrel

While Potluck Video was visiting the Nikka Yoichi Distillery in Hokkaido, Japan, a worker demonstrated the amazing fiery process of charring a whisky aging barrel. Charring a barrel between uses is done “in order to flavor and sterilize the barrel.” Potluck Video had travelled to the distillery in order to learn more about Japanese whiskies.

Japan isn’t the first place you think of whisky, but many Japanese whiskies have been beating the Scottish whiskies in blind tastings for over a decade now. We went to Japan and to the Nikka distilleries to understand what makes Japanese whisky so special.

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