i have access to many types of kiln dried wood [ red oak, white oak,maple, hickory,cherry, liptus, alder, bass] i have tryed most of these for ageing my distillants xcept liptus witch has a natural insecticide and have found that white oak is far and away the best flavor so far. has anyone used alder for againg? i have used it for smoking meat if you dont over do it and it gives a great flavor, to much and it is slightly bitter. i will do a little xperimenting with it of course but if sumone has used it it may save me some time and some good whskey. i will post my results in a week to 3 months.
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