Well, this is wild. Soon, more sherry barrels will be exported yearly than sherry produced. In fact, millions of litres of sherry are said to have simply turned into vinegar because the barrel is more valuable for whisky production than wine.
That's what this fascinating VinePair article uncovers as it dives into the phenom of sherry barrel ageing for whisky and the weird market it has created. For anyone who loves sherry, this is sad. For whisky lovers, it is just eye-opening. For everyone, it's well worth a read.
Read the article here.