I see in some other postings that we are looking at some experimental bourbons from BT in the near future, and we've recently seen a few wheat whiskeys enter the market - so I was wondering - how much research/experimentation do the major distilleries do with their product? I don't mean market research, but rather tinkering with the fermentation/distillation/aging to produce new and interesting whiskey? I realize that with several years of aging the turnaround time is pretty long until a new product is ready to distribute, and the specialty market may not have enough volume to provide much financial incentive for new product development - but it seems likely that a certain amount of experimentation is ongoing.

Craig