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    An interesting read

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    Re: An interesting read

    Very interesting, thanks for the post

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    Re: An interesting read

    Good find. Thanks

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    Re: An interesting read

    Yeah, thanks. I wondered what happened to that barrel swap between Makers Mark and Glenmorangie, the fact whisky ages about three times faster in the warm climate of Kentucky is not surprising but I would still like to hear how the final results tasted.

    As to the partition of oak trees I remain skeptical.
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    Re: An interesting read

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    As to the partition of oak trees I remain skeptical.
    Yeah but you are sold on the "honey" comb barrels :laugh"
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    Re: An interesting read

    It is research like this that is going on, coupled with the increasing interest in bourbon that makes me think the golden age of bourbon may yet be ahead of us. I think back to where craft beer was 20 years ago, vs. where it is now....

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    Re: An interesting read

    Well I do not agree with his statement that the best micro distillers will stay with small barrels. I am glad to see them go. I also think I got banned from bt's Facebook page when they said they were on a quest for the perfect bourbon. I said, hell, you already made it, about 30 years ago. I have several bottles and it is better than our high end stuff today. That is what needs to happen, go back to the old ways, like I always say, no need to reinvent the wheel.

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    Re: An interesting read

    I'm a bit confused about Zoeller's comment on using a "defensible container" - I suppose if this is like a cage (so exposure to the elements is the same as the original Jeff Ocean) it makes sense. But if it is just a shipping container, what would be different other than the barrels getting a good shake, rattle and roll?
    Mark

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    Re: An interesting read

    Thanx Restaurant Man! That was a really "Interesting Read".
    ...And, pretty well-written; better researched than the the usual 'Bourbon-Puff-Piece' often seen in wide-circulation publications.
    I wonder whether the motion component (shipped over the sea, or just rolled around periodically) would make more of a difference than some other variables; given that more fluid will likely be exchanged (into and out of the wood as the wood wets and then dries)??? Or.... Would the drying of the areas "seal" out and therefor lessen the exchange???? Any thoughts anybody?

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    Re: An interesting read

    I have talked to several micro-distillers who are sticking with small barrels to the extent that they want to be able to use that flavor component. They're putting most of their volume in standard barrels but using small barrel spirit as a kind of spice. "We want to keep that flavor in the mix," is what they've told me.

 

 

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