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  1. #31
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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    That dude has three arms! :O

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    The only cocktail I have barrel aged is Manhattans. I find (like so many others) it really rounds out the drink - takes the edges off.

    I also barrel aged some Captain Morgan for 30 days. It really changed the flavor and I could really taste the oak. It was interesting and not something I did a second time... if you catch my drift.

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    So I'm getting ready to barrel my first batch. The barrel has been full of water for the past few days and is good to go. I've picked the vermouth - Carpano Antica. I'm thinking about blending HWRR with a little Handy - any thoughts on this? Angostura, Fee Brother Whisky Aged and Fee Brothers Cherry bitters. Looking forward to the results!

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fodowsky View Post
    So I'm getting ready to barrel my first batch. The barrel has been full of water for the past few days and is good to go. I've picked the vermouth - Carpano Antica. I'm thinking about blending HWRR with a little Handy - any thoughts on this? Angostura, Fee Brother Whisky Aged and Fee Brothers Cherry bitters. Looking forward to the results!
    HWRR and THH in a brand new small barrel sounds like a way to ruin expensive whiskey. Start with something more modest and condition the barrel before you go high end.
    Jim

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleRiver View Post
    If beer counts then yes I barrel age at home.

    Here is one of my brewing partners filling a buffalo trace barrel with our Home brew Imperial Stout.
    Attachment 16551

    We aged it for a year in the barrel, Then we divided it into 10 5 gallon kegs and aged parts of it with other items after the barrel ageing. My favorite was the fresh toasted coconut, Tahitian vanilla bean and intelligentsia Espresso bean combo, it was pretty Epic.

    Right now we have a 13% English Barleywine that has been in a Weller Special Reserve Barrel since April, we will probably keg and bottle it around Christmas, though it already tastes spectacular.
    Good God, man! That all sounds delicious. Good work!

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    I barreled a 2 liter Manhattan recipe and a 1 liter Negroni recipe yesterday. Now the waiting begins. I used my personal favorite recipes. I figure I can tweak them along the way or when I prepare a drink.

    Manhattan
    30 oz High West Rendezvous Rye
    8 oz Thomas Handy Rye
    13 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
    2 oz Angostura Bitters
    .5 oz Fee Brothers Whiskey Aged Bitters
    .5 oz Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters

    Negroni
    10 oz Hendricks Gin
    10 oz Carpano Antica
    10 oz Campari

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    started today. just using a small bottle with a piece of charred wood from Tuthilltown
    3 parts 4R yellow label, 1 part Noilly Prat sweet vermouth, 1 part Cherry Marnier, dashes Regan's orange bitters
    (this is Gibson's Steakhouse Rush St. Manhattan, subbing 4R for WR)

    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
    LBJ

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    For some reason, I just couldn't resist doing this... Just had a ball filling my 1L barrel with a Vieux Carre...I am with no doubt, easily entertained...Now, I wait.
    BTW, the main 3 were: Ri1, Ferrand Ambre, and Vya.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    I am officially a fan. I bottled my recipes and they are simply delicious. Lots of oak mixed with a Manhattan flavor that is very balanced and integrated. Unlike anything I've ever had. Love it.

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    Re: Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home. Anyone else doing this?

    Just barreled another recipe. Willet Rye, Punt e Mes and Angostura. Now I wait... with a Manhattan from Batch #1!

 

 

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