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    Re: Question From a New Bourbon Enthusiast

    I agree with Chuck. I waited till the expert weighed in before I said anything. Though filtering does bubble lots of air into the fluid and exposes a lot of air to the liquid, there's a time...
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    Re: Question From a New Bourbon Enthusiast

    A lot of wine people do this. Some few bourbon and scotch people do this, too. IMO, whiskey people that use a purge gas are mostly folks with higher end stuff. For me, a high end is over...
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    Re: Question From a New Bourbon Enthusiast

    I've not noticed degradation with age of open bottles. But I use parafilm on cork bottles. And, when a bottle gets below a half or third I go ahead and work on it. From what I see on this board,...
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    Re: Question From a New Bourbon Enthusiast

    where it's stored is also, issue. certainly not in the window, attic, car, next to furnace.
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    Re: Anybody from Delmarva?

    That's a cool place. Good food.

    Though I'm not one for mixed drinks, here's something for people to try to get a feel for your neck o' the wood....
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    Re: storage in the cold

    it has to get real cold to freeze hard liquor. -25 degrees F

    see: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie50113a018
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    Re: Question about bottled in bond/100 proof

    commercial liquid de-icer (like for windshield) is methanol. windsheild wiper fluid doesn't freeze unless it gets really cold, it's methanol solution. The higher the methanol, the colder it can...
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    Re: Contenders

    Rowan Creek... I checked my larder and I don't have this one either. I don't see it listed in Virginia ABC either. Guess we'll have to go to Kentucky to try it?
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    Re: Is sour mash a bourbon?

    IMO, Charcoal filtering can produce SOME similar results as aging in a char barrel depending on the charcoal. One function of any charcoal/charred-wood is to remove certain types of chemical...
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