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ARTICLES ABOUT BARRELS & BARREL RELATED TOPICS

ABOUT ME!

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, April 17, 2017 via azcentral.com  

Article about me!

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HOW AGING BARRELS WORK; SIMPLE EXPLANATION

June 22, 2017

A simple diagram on how Barrel Aging Works

TYPES OF BARRELS

Richard Thomas,  April 8, 2016 vie TheWhiskeyReviewer.com

..."Each of these different cask types has an impact on whiskey maturation for a variety of reasons, but two stand out as most important. First, a reused barrel carries with it some of the previous contents, imparting the flavors therein. This is especially the case for the first refill of that old barrel, hence part of the primacy of “first fill” whisky in the Scotch industry" .. Click Image to Read More!

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THE 8,000 YEAR EFFORT TO TRANSPORT WINE AROUND THE WORLD

Joshua Malin, March 23, 2014 via winepair.com

"When the Romans encountered the Gauls they found a people who were transporting beer in wooden barrels, bound together with metal hoops. The Celts are recognized as the inventors of the wooden barrel, but" ... Click Image to Read More!

BOURBON, BARRELS AND CLIMATE

Tom Kimmerer Dec 30, 2014 via gobourbon.com

"Barrels were filled at the distillery and shipped by flatboat, taking weeks or months to reach New Orleans or the east coast. By the time it arrived, the barrels had been heated, cooled and sloshed around, all the while extracting the oak ingredients that make bourbon. It appears likely, then, that the first bourbon to reach market was an accidental result of the shipping process".... Click image to read more!

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AN ABSURDLY COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WHISKEY

Jake Emen August 13, 2015 via eater.com

"The Father of Japanese Whisky had spent time living and learning in Scotland, and had a clear vision for how he would craft his own whisky, on his own island, halfway around the world"... Click Image to Read More!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CASKS, PART 1

Harry Glennon Anderson March 19, 2015 via bruichladdich.com

"Prior to the arrival of the cask, wine had been transported in clay jugs called 'amphorae', sealed with pine resin. These were brittle and could easily break, even when wrapped in straw. The staves of a wooden cask were highly shock-absorbent and their rotund structure allowed even casks of several hundred pounds to be maneuvered" ... Click to image read more!

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GRAPHIC TALES: A BRIEF ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BARREL-AGING SPIRITS AND BEER

March 27, 2014 via foodrepublic.com

"...from the Romans to modern mixologists" ... Click image to Read more -- Lots of pictures, so it is easy to understand!

THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF THE BARREL- LESSON 1: THE ART OF COOPERAGE

November 21, 2012 via gotrum.com

"....before then, Julius Caesar invaded Gaul at Uxellodenum, the Roman army faced an enemy armed with wooden barrels filled with pitch and grease -a primitive incendiary bomb- which were lit and rolled down the hills toward the invading soldiers. These wooden barrels were called “cupae,” from where we derive the word “cooper.”"... Click image to read More!

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WIKIPEDIA - BARREL

..of course wikipedia

...."Devil's cut" is a term for the portion (share) of a wine or distilled spirit's volume that is absorbed into the wooden barrel. Because evaporation is not involved, the strength of the product is not affected ... Click image for wikipedia page on barrels!

USING OAK BARRELS TO AGE WHISKEY

Ryan Hardesty via gobourbon.com

"Whiskey barrels made from Oak have three broad effects on the spirit: As an additive – It adds to the taste and aroma of the spirit by providing desirable elements from the cask. For example: vanillin, Oak lactone (coconut, bourbon character), toastiness, wood sugars and color" ... Click image to read More!

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OUR 9,000-YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH BOOZE

Andrew Curry via National Geographic

"The oldest firm evidence of an alcoholic beverage comes from Jiahu, China, where by 7000 B.C. farmers were fermenting a mix of rice, grapes, hawthorn berries, and honey in clay jars. Early Chinese emperors had bronze drinking vessels" .... Click Image to Read More!

OLD DOG BARRELS - ABOUT US

February 1, 2017

Interview about me! Click on image to read more ...

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