Hello everyone! I just joined today. I am a 27-year-old guy from Toronto, Ontario. I have just recently gotten into single malts and have a couple of questions for you folks.
Okay, so when a Single Malt is done aging in the cask, what happens next? According to my research, if it goes straight into a bottle after that, that is called "cask strength," and the alcohol content is usually high. So what usually happens is the master blender (or whoever) will marry the Single Malt with the SAME single malt in order to lower its alcohol content?
Or do they add water to it to lower the alcohol content and then bottle it? I just want to know how this "marrying" process with single malts is done.
Also, what would be the best Single Malt cask strength out there and how much is the alcohol content?
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