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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Tom can you detect the rye when tasting Mellow Corn?
    I pick up a hint of Rye in both Dixie Dew and MC. Not much, but a touch.

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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    The MC we get here is 4 year Bonded which might make a decent base for blending with other Bourbons. I know, I know, but sometimes I have to feed the inner geek.
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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Just saw somebody post a picture of Indiana whiskey that said "twice barreled in American oak" or something like that.

    What would a "twice" matured bourbon be like? Instead of finishing for months or a few years in exotic barrels, what if a spirit of 8 years was dumped into brand new oak barrels again and matured for another 8 years?

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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Or better still a 4-8 yr finished a good long time in an ex bourbon cask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Or better still a 4-8 yr finished a good long time in an ex bourbon cask.
    Like bourbon finished in Stitzel-Weller Barrels? Or maybe even George T. Stagg barrels...

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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Just saw somebody post a picture of Indiana whiskey that said "twice barreled in American oak" or something like that.

    What would a "twice" matured bourbon be like? Instead of finishing for months or a few years in exotic barrels, what if a spirit of 8 years was dumped into brand new oak barrels again and matured for another 8 years?
    Might be interesting if a bit woody. But the odds are long that the Spring Hill Indiana Bourbon, presumably fresh from MGPI, has a anything close to a total of 8 years between both barrelings.
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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Reminds me of a wine (French, but can't remember the label) advertised as 200% new oak. Didn't think that was possible, but they ferment red must in a new barrel, and then age in another new barrel. All I could think of was, those poor grapes ...
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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    What would a "twice" matured bourbon be like? Instead of finishing for months or a few years in exotic barrels, what if a spirit of 8 years was dumped into brand new oak barrels again and matured for another 8 years?
    Beam did something similar with it's Jacob's Well brand a decade or so back but it works better in theory than in practice. If you have a good Bourbon properly aging in a good barrel there's really no reason to mess with it.
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    New vs Used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    If you have a good Bourbon properly aging in a good barrel there's really no reason to mess with it.
    Hard to argue with that.

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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Tom can you detect the rye when tasting Mellow Corn?
    not so much in Mc,, but the Dixie dew has a hint. the main reason I add rye is, it makes your yield better. Corn and malt by itself is lacking in something that I cannot figure out that the yeast need.

 

 

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