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theholymackerel wrote:Booze will age and smooth with time alone.
USarmy21 wrote:would puting pieces of oak in with the wash when its distilling increase the oxygen of the distillate??? im asking this because i remember back in middle school we did a lab with pop cicle sticks and a glass beaker and when we heated the beaker up with the pop cicle sticks in side the pop cicle sticks would give off oxygen and would light when exposed to a flame.
TN.Frank wrote:Actually, from what I've read(mostly here on the web site.) charred oak does two things that make whiskey taste better. First the charrcoal helps to absorb some of the "nasty" stuff that's in your whiskey and , Second, the sugars that are in the wood leach into the whiskey and give it more of a sweet, mellow flavor. That's why "sweet woods" like oak, apple or maple are normally used.
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