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NPR Stories on Barrels

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:38 am
by sugarcreek

Re: NPR Stories on Barrels

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:59 am
by just sayin'
Sugar,
Thank you once again! You do come up with some or the most fascinating posts. Good stuff, please keep them coming.
Happy New Year to you and yours and to all the ADF family!
Just Sayin'

Re: NPR Stories on Barrels

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:08 am
by ZeroGee
Sugar -

Just read the barrel article (great stuff!) and also looked at a sidebar article (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/05/368536734/it-s-brown-it-s-barrel-aged-it-s-gin).

I'd heard of charred oak barrels for gin several years ago, and let it slide by. I'd also tried gin aged in new oak barrels and also gin aged in once-used white wine barrels and like the way it mellowed the juniper and smoothed out the herbs.

But brown gin? I'm thinking maybe FullySilenced's method for trial at this point. Seems like those small distilleries can't keep up with the demand.

What's your take?

ZG

Re: NPR Stories on Barrels

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:34 am
by Harry
Bourbon sales in this country are up 36 percent in the past five years.


Err...waitaminit! That's in complete reverse to what the doomsayers were predicting. They said about hobby distilling "fxcking up the profits & the industry". Go figure.