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NPR Stories on Barrels

Postby sugarcreek » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:38 am

What is it about a beautiful sunny afternoon, with the birds singing and the wind rustling through the leaves, that makes you want to get drunk? ~Jack Handey
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Re: NPR Stories on Barrels

Postby just sayin' » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:59 am

Thank you once again! You do come up with some or the most fascinating posts. Good stuff, please keep them coming.
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Re: NPR Stories on Barrels

Postby ZeroGee » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:08 am

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.

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Re: NPR Stories on Barrels

Postby Harry » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:34 am

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.

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