The former rules required the use of casks that were previously used in a classical sense, which has led to a number of questions continuously, since the definition of a classic was very vague. The new rules allow you to use the casks that have been previously used to store wine, beer, ale and spirits. However, it is not allowed to use casks that have been used to store spirits made from stone fruit such as peach, apricot etc. There must also not be used casks where the fruit or the sweetness is added after the fermentation.
But in spite of the new rules, the color of the whisky after storage have a traditional color, taste and scent of the typisitet for scotch whisky. The new rules also apply to fadafslutning in the other casks, which is seen more and more in whiskyindustrien. Especially portvinfade and sauternefade have been used as a closure.
Several distilleries have through many years worked with the alternatives fadtyper and have moved on the edge of what was legal. With the new rules to come a step forward towards the legalization of these.