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  1. #71
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Relative humidity is a factor as well - the higher the relative humidity (I think it is over 75%) you will lose more ethanol than water during aging and barrel proofs drop. One reason I suspect the old dunnage warehouses in Scotland can have long-aged barrels drop below the 40% minimum. Perhaps the higher water content of the air acts as a sort of thermodynamic barrier to drawing more water out vs. the alcohol.
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Playing around with some rebarrel projects here in the humid steemy south with our loooong summers we routinely loose proof. Going by feel and without really good measurement we get a more rapid evap rate then the 3.5 to 4% quoted by the tour guides in Kentucky also.

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Now you just need to find a way to mimic the atmosphere inside of a rickhouse to complete the test as I believe there are a few variables involved.

    Heat
    Humidity
    Atmosphere in warehouse
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    I had a sneaking suspicion this could get complicated.

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Irrespective of the science the closer you get to the Equator the faster the barrels empty. In the Caribbean if you try to age a barrel of rum at sea level the entire contents will evaporate within ten years.
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  6. #76
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    That must have been one depressing discovery.

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Some decent bourbon available in England at a reasonable price is my fantasy!

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by bookman View Post
    That must have been one depressing discovery.
    They just moved the aging warehouses up into the mountains, no problem.
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