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For Christmas my wife gifted me an age your own whiskey kit that includes a half gallon oak barrel and two bottles of white dog whiskey. I began soaking the barrel that day to seal up any leaks and get the barrel ready for the aging process.
Today, I strained the water, filled it with the two provided 750ml bottles of Woodinville Whiskey Co. Headlong White Dog Whiskey, and topped it with about 12oz of purified water.
Prior to pouring in though, I tasted the bourbon mash as is.
Sweet, very sweet, with a fair bit of corn.
Stay tuned for how the flavor changes through the aging process. They say it ages approximately ten times faster due to the increased surface area to volume ratio. We'll see what happens, but I'm hoping to have the complexity of a nice 5 year whiskey in 6 months. Of course, I may decide that I enjoy the flavor at 3 months and bottle it then.
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