Top 10 creative cask-finished spirits

24th March, 2021 by Owen Bellwood

Barrel finishing can add complexity and new flavours to spirits across a host of different categories. Here, we highlight 10 cask-finished bottlings worth seeking out.

Barrel finishing can add complexity and new flavours to spirits

From a gin finished in ex-Tequila casks, to an Irish whiskey aged in ginger beer barrels, distillers and bottlers around the world are increasingly experimenting with cask finishes to impart new flavours into their spirits.

Rum, whisky, gin and Tequila have all undergone the barrel-finishing process in recent years as producers seek to push the boundaries of their respective categories.

In our roundup, we uncover everything from a brandy barrel-finished absinthe to a mezcal cask-aged blended Scotch whisky.

Click through our gallery to uncover 10 top barrel-finished spirits. 

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