Re: Has char levels in the barrels increased along with barrel proof?
Originally Posted by tmckenzie
According to Larry Ebersold who retired from what was LDI, he does not think char levels changed at least where he was employed.
LDI would make a fascinating study in itself, especially in comparison to its former sibling distillery in Kentucky. Four Roses aged and sold straight bourbon whiskey during the Seagram years, just not for US consumption; by contrast, LDI was pretty much a GNS/gin/vodka/blending whiskey plant under Seagram, so the bourbon and rye they produced for blending may have been aged in new charred barrels, but also may have been aged at least partially in refill barrels since blended whiskey doesn't require new-char.