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Chlorophyll has a smoothing affect?

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Chlorophyll has a smoothing affect?

Postby Alchemist75 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:15 am

So it's stated in the Wikipedia entry for absinthe that chlorophyll has a similar affect on liquor that oak aging has other spirits. I occasionally add chlorophyll to some of my botanical liquors for color but I'm not clear that it's doing anything to mellow the spirit. The addition of distilled botanicals has a mild smoothing affect by themselves so it's hard to say.
Is it simply that macerating herbs in the finished product provides the tannins necessary to age liquor or does the chlorophyll itself actually have an effect? Any absinthe wizards or others have an educated opinion here?
I've been running glass stills for over 20 years now and have no shame in saying so.
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