Port Barrel

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Port Barrel

Postby Handyandy180 » Thu May 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi all
I have just bought my first barrel which still had aged port inside it (four and a half bottles). I have emptied the port for drinking and OMG what a drop it is! When you swirl the port around a glass it literally sticks to the side of the glass, it pours like a thick liquor. Although its quaffable i find it a tad to heavy for my taste and mix with a glass with a cheap Rose. Very nice indeed.
I digress so the question is would a cognac age in my now empty barrel? I was thinking of putting a glass of the port back in the barrel and topping up with my air stilled Vodka and a Classic VSOP essence till once again full.
Anybody tried this before or know what the outcome would be overtime? Any idea how long i should leave it in the barrel to age if indeed it will age?
Cheers
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Re: Port Barrel

Postby The Stig » Thu May 02, 2019 6:00 pm

I’ll take a bottle of that port :happy-partydance:
Sounds YUMMY
Sorry, can’t help with the cognac question :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Port Barrel

Postby Triangle » Thu May 02, 2019 6:35 pm

Fortified aged well (as in left alone and in a dry/warm place) at home in barrels is so underestimated. Better than some big $$$ ports.


No help at all here either :))
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Re: Port Barrel

Postby Wobblyboot » Thu May 02, 2019 7:16 pm

Mate has an almost empty 10l port that has port syrup in bottom (I’m gunna drink what’s left) an I’m gunna do a mash outa malted wheat, wheat, oats and some malted barley. Use up leftover grain as I think the port flavour will dominate. Dunno how vsop will go in it, only 1 way to find out :handgestures-thumbupleft: leave it for couple months then taste occasionally to see how it’s going
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Re: Port Barrel

Postby Motorbikefuel » Thu May 07, 2020 12:12 am

Hey team, I'm about to travel the road old mate asked about. Any further info about the process and the results etc...
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Re: Port Barrel

Postby Sam. » Thu May 07, 2020 10:46 am

Time will depend on size of barrel and climate, need more info
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Re: Port Barrel

Postby PeterC » Thu May 07, 2020 2:10 pm

Handyandy180 wrote:Hi all
I was thinking of putting a glass of the port back in the barrel and topping up with my air stilled Vodka and a Classic VSOP essence till once again full.
Anybody tried this before or know what the outcome would be overtime? Any idea how long i should leave it in the barrel to age if indeed it will age?
Cheers


I would not add essence at the start. I would just put the spirit in the barrel and check now and then. If you finally want to drink it and you don't like the taste, then add essence.
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