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    "Bourbon" in used barrels

    I am pretty ignorant on this subject. Basically, I am looking for a spirit that is Bourbon in profile, only it has been matured in used Bourbon barrels, preferably for 10 years or more. What is such a spirit called, American Whiskey?
    Last edited by Andre28; 04-16-2014 at 17:19.

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    Re: "Bourbon" is used barrels

    Call it Scotch. At least some Scotch's are so aged.

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    Re: "Bourbon" is used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    Call it Scotch. At least some Scotch's are so aged.
    Not even close............................................

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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre28 View Post
    Edit: Title should say "In", not "Is"
    I fixed that for you Andre28.

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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    Thanks Joe.

    Richnimrod, which scotch would you recommend that is made with 51% corn ?

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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre28 View Post
    Thanks Joe.

    Richnimrod, which scotch would you recommend that is made with 51% corn ?
    No Scotch's I'm aware of are corn based; but many are aged in used Bourbon Barrels.

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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    Not so much now but years ago a good bit of blended Scotch used a corn distillate as the base blending whisky, and, yes, it was aged in reuse barrels.
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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    No Scotch's I'm aware of are corn based; but many are aged in used Bourbon Barrels.
    lol yeah I was just joking, Scotch was definitely not what I had in mind.

    I am actually quite surprised this isn't more common given the huge amount of barrels that only get a few years use.

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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    Maybe because if it's not aged in new oak it's not straight bourbon or rye. And if it's not straight then it's not the good stuff. There are dozens of excellent straight bourbons on the market. Several of them are aged over ten years. Why would anyone want anything less?

    I'm pretty sure Canadian whiskey fits your specs nicely.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: "Bourbon" in used barrels

    oddly I haven't really liked the Canadian Whiskeys I have tried. Pretty much was just after a classic bourbon mash bill, aged in used casks for a length of time comparable to some of the nicer scotches. In my book that is 15-21 years, but it seems such a beast is quite rare.

 

 

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