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Too much oak

Postby Vultch » Wed May 01, 2019 9:49 am

I have been using 10 grams per litre of oak to age my spirits but thinking more might be better I added 50 grams of oak
to 2.5 litres of spirits and has been stored for 5 months.
The end result is an overwhelming oak flavour.
My question is, can I blend this or should I just run it through my still?
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Re: Too much oak

Postby bluc » Wed May 01, 2019 1:00 pm

Yep blend or add more white spirit :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Too much oak

Postby Vultch » Wed May 01, 2019 4:09 pm

Thanks Bluc.
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Re: Too much oak

Postby Plumby » Wed May 01, 2019 5:27 pm

bluc wrote:Yep blend or add more white spirit :handgestures-thumbupleft:

:text-+1:
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Re: Too much oak

Postby Vultch » Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Too much oak

Postby Thelegion » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:00 pm

OAK,
is of a personal taste, I find many "big name rums" over oaked, personal preference is mild oak with a sweetness and lots of interesting thoughts on what else I think is in there. You will undoubtedly think different as will your friends; Gin will be the same way I feel. Master/super tasters blend these "products" for the masses and sales statistics, you will make your spirit for a much refined and smaller critical market, "your friends" and you the master home distiller and taster.

As I sit here drinking a fat dram of my sons bottle of Appleton over oaked bitter rum on a 4 cube of ice tumbler, I realize "it really ain't that good". I like to remind myself of such mass marketing toxic blunders every now and then.

So to you, the master home distiller, Oak is of a personal preference, Your friends will judge you harshly, but not to harshly if they're worried about not receiving a fat dram of your home wonderment.

TL..
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