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    Bourbon in sherry casks

    Check this out. This is a sherry cask, which has contained bourbon for some 6-7 weeks and which is currently being bottled. I've deleted the name of the distillery etc. to protect the innocent! Comments?


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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    6-7 weeks? That's like a cheap variant of a Distiller's Masterpiece finished in sherry casks.

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    Could it be the 3rd incarnation of distillers masterpiece? cognac, port, now sherry?

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    wrong distillery

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    Hmm... this could be interesting...

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    Hmm... this could be interesting...

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    Interesting indeed! Now it would just be helpful to know the distillery...

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    I haven't had a lot of experience with whiskey finished in sherry casks, although Black Bush (a variant of Old Bushmills Irish Whiskey) is a personal favorite. The proof is in the tasting. My sense is that bourbon being what it is, a couple weeks in a used sherry cask won't make much difference. We'll see.

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    This is their second attempt... the first was a failure. ER, our tour guide, claimed that 6 weeks in a sherry cask is certainly long enough to destroy ANY bourbon

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    Here we go again. Bourbon should be aged in NEW charred oak barrels. In my book, if you finish it in something else, you're home brewing something other than bourbon. That Distillers' Misterpeace stuff--and any of these other silly attempts go get around the statutory definition of bourbon--should be reserved for sale solely in the duty free shops in Dubai, right next to the far higher quality perfumes available there.

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    Re: Bourbon in sherry casks

    Please note that it is Bourbon that was finished in the sherry casks, not aged in the cask, just to clarify.

 

 

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