Sunday, February 07, 2010

Whisky in the Barrel

Today, the boys played in the snow, building snow forts, while Becky and I loaded whisky into our new barrels.


It looks like water... but it's not water!


Barry said...

It gets all its color from the wood?

gaz said...

it looks like water... but it's not water."

is that like "these are not the droids you're looking for."

wv: 'digni' - a small dyslexic boat!

Scott said...


Yes, all spirits, no matter what they are--Scotch, rum, tequila, bourbon, etc.--are clear as water when they come off the still. It make sense if you think about it, since alcohol is clear, and no solids (including color) can pass through a distillation.

So, all brown liquor comes from wood. If it's brown on the shelves, it has seen wood. In fact, 60% of the flavor and all of the color in brown spirits comes from wood. That's over half the flavor profile from the wood alone. Neat, huh?


Mom said...

What was in this batch?

Seeing the boys in their snow forts reminds me of you & Mike when we lived in Piper & had a huge snowstorm. You all made forts just like that beside the driveway.

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