Understanding Sizes of Oak Casks

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HOW BIG is a barrel? Or a hogshead, or a butt? Casks play a big part in the making of some of the most famous wines and spirits in the world, but navigating what they are can be confusing.

With many different types and sizes in use, each with its own name, how can you tell your hogsheads from your puncheons?

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