View Full Version : Interesting question, I think.

01-06-2013, 00:30
What if, hypothetically, you aged your whisky or new spirit between distillation runs? What would the effect be? For example, between the wash still and spirit still, you barreled your whisky for a year or however long. Would it make a difference if you aged it betwen distillation runs from pot stills? Would the distillation strip out anything the barrels would've added? Dumb question or not, it just popped in my head and I started wondering.....

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01-06-2013, 01:21
Just from what I have heard is that the results are not that good. Supposedly more of the tannins come over in the distillate making it bitter. The only advice I was given about this is don't distill a red wine that has been aged and expect a good brandy.

01-06-2013, 04:39
It would be a waste of time and barrels. Some oak taste comes over in the still. Some vodka producers charcoal filter in between runs.

01-06-2013, 04:55
I believe the aging effects would largely be reversed.


01-06-2013, 14:10
Probably an exercise in futility Aaron but I like the way you think.