In order to keep proofs moderated in aging whiskey, would it make sense to replace the angel's share with water?
Would this prevent really old barrels from getting dry, leaking and ending up empty?
Is there anything that prohibits this?
Is there a financial incentive to the distillery not to?
Does anyone think that a distillery might be doing this to get/keep low barrel proof and being able to sell them as such, like a barrel proof at 100?