|Oloroso Sherry Casks|
One of the most interesting that I have run across is in Grand Cayman where the Cayman Spirits Company places their casks down in the ocean at seven fathoms and leaves them there for two years . This method keeps the casks in motion the whole time and a a very constant temperature and pressure. I've als heard of companies that place their casks on ships and sen them on a year long journey that speeds the aging process because of the motion of the ocean and the ship cruises.
|Seven Fathoms Special Edition and Seven Fathoms|
These days there are many distilleries that are using different wine casks to put the final finish on their rums. Richard Seale has used Zinfandel, Madeira, Oloroso Sherry and other casks for years to put the finishing touches on many of his fine rums. Diplomatico and others have been doing the same thing for many years as well.
. This adds a subtle finish to the rum that makes it really special.
It seems that these days that the place you age your spirit is just as important and yield as big of an effect on the finished product as how you distill it and where you source your raw materials.