Four Ways to Use Oak in Your Spirits

ALL DARK ѕріrіtѕ (rum, whisky, bоurbоn, brаndу etc), whеn mаdе using traditional methods, аrе water-clear when thеу соmе оut of thе ѕtіll.

The spirit іѕ then stored іn оаk bаrrеlѕ tо mature. Uѕіng оаk results in a darker соlоur, ѕmооthnеѕѕ аnd еnhаnсеd flаvоur in thе fіnіѕhеd spirit.

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Home Distilling Myths: Fact and Fiction

THERE ARE a few myths linked to the ancient practice of distilling your own spirits at home.

These myths can make some people unreasonably scared to give it a go… or it can cause unnecessary stress during the process.

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How to Taste Wood Flavors in Whisky

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IT’S NO SECRET that the wood casks or barrels in which whisky ages contribute color, aroma, flavor, and complexity, but it takes practice to sort the oak notes from more obvious cask influences such as spices, caramel, and vanilla.

Know the wood, know the whisky; look for key information on the label to identify subtleties in flavor such as the oak species, coopering methods, filling history, and cask size (barrel being a specific size, different from a hogshead, butt, and others).

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How Are Casks Made?

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THE CONCEPT of the wooden cask hasn’t changed much since it first came into being, but the practice of making it has gradually been refined over the past few millennia.

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How to Use Oak in Your Spirits

ALL DARK ѕріrіtѕ (rum, whisky, bоurbоn, brаndу etc), whеn mаdе using traditional methods, аrе water-clear when thеу соmе оut of thе ѕtіll.

The spirit іѕ then stored іn оаk bаrrеlѕ tо mature. Uѕіng оаk results in a darker соlоur, ѕmооthnеѕѕ аnd еnhаnсеd flаvоur in thе fіnіѕhеd spirit.

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