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  1. #51
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    No actual wood!!!!!

    Ooops.

    OK, Back to the drawing board.
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  2. #52
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Guys, what happened to this rule?




    I'm seeing a lot of actual wood being used...
    Timothy, you are such an elitist when it comes to fake whiskey...
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

  3. #53
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Perhaps I should modify that rule. Does the use of real wood make fake whiskey less fake?

  4. #54
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Perhaps I should modify that rule. Does the use of real wood make fake whiskey less fake?
    Hmm, you bring up an interesting point, maybe someone could try veneer, ,..... or maybe not.
    ovh

  5. #55
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    No, Don't change the rules.

    I think I can actually do better by using wood extracts than real wood.
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  6. #56
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    No, Don't change the rules.

    I think I can actually do better by using wood extracts than real wood.
    I've been following this with interest. I have vodka that needs a playmate. My tentative recipe is:

    some Vodka
    a rainier cherry
    genuine imitation maple syrup
    mexican vanilla extract 1932 vintage (is it cheating if the extract was wood aged?)
    mint leaf
    and
    Leather shavings for flavor and body?

    This might be too light in color-tho it is a very dark leather belt I'll let you know later..

  7. #57
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by RWBadley View Post
    some Vodka
    a rainier cherry
    genuine imitation maple syrup
    mexican vanilla extract 1932 vintage (is it cheating if the extract was wood aged?)
    mint leaf
    and
    Leather shavings for flavor and body?

    This might be too light in color-tho it is a very dark leather belt I'll let you know later..
    I did try this with some modifications.

    No cherry, candied pineapple.
    No mint, black peppercorn for short time

    The result is golden color. With a little too much vanilla. It sure doesn't take much vanilla- I just dipped the tip of a knife into it and stirred, and that was plenty/too much.

    The flavor is pretty OK. Again, a little too much vanilla- but I think it's on the right track. This vintage vanilla (from 1935- not '32 as I thought) has a fair amount of wood/oxidation to it. Just the thing for flavor complexity. The belt leather I think was a good addition, for both color/flavor and maybe body also, who knows.

    All in all, not a bad first attempt. The flavor is more a hit than the nose. I think I'll try again with some further changes.

    Cheers,

    RW

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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by RWBadley View Post
    I did try this with some modifications.


    The result is golden color. With a little too much vanilla. It sure doesn't take much vanilla- I just dipped the tip of a knife into it and stirred, and that was plenty/too much.
    you are so right about not needing much vanilla. I do like the leather idea and peppercorn has done good for me.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

  9. #59
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Stopped in a Polish deli/liquor store today and they had oak flavored vodka...not sure if it's real oak or artificially oak flavored.
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy38 View Post
    Stopped in a Polish deli/liquor store today and they had oak flavored vodka...not sure if it's real oak or artificially oak flavored.
    You mean they had Segram's 7?
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