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@Anonymous
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I have 3 or 4 bottles of new make spirit form St George's distillery. As an experiment I thought about getting a 2 litre oak cask from someone like SMD and maturing this myself to see what happens. Has anyone else tried this and should I store some good sherry in the cask for a while or simply see how the new spirit reacts with the oak?

14 years ago

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@LeFrog
LeFrog replied

Nice thing to try. I'm not sure about the sherry angle though, I think it would need to be in there for a good while to have any impact.

Even the experts don't always get sherried whiskies right so perhaps kep it simple for your first go?

14 years ago 0

@scribe
scribe replied

Interesting idea. If it's a tiny cask, you'd probably only need to age it for a few months... ;-) If it's a fresh cask, though, (don't know much of SMD, so not sure what you can get) then you'll probably end up with something more like bourbon, I guess.

Also depends on where you store it, of course...

14 years ago 0

@LeFrog
LeFrog replied

Well, small casks work for Laphroaig Quarter Cask :-)

@Porrohman I'm very interested to hear the progress, please keep us informed. Brave new world.

14 years ago 0

@scribe
scribe replied

@LeFrog IIRC the quarter-cask aging bit was a 6-month "zap" or so after the main aging of X years? Works for me though... ;)

14 years ago 0

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