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Maturation a la casa

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Maturation a la casa

Postby Robocod » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:12 pm

The same person that makes the 30 l casks for Mackmyra Whisk(e)y here in Sweden also makes 3 l casks lightly toasted on the inside. The cost is 900 SEK i.e. 100 EUR. I was thinking on buying one and finish some cheap single malts in sherry, fino, oloroso or PX. The malts I am having in mind is Macleods Islay 8 y.o. (Lagavulin?) with PX, Macleods Lowland 8 y.o. (Auchentochan) with oloroso and/or Grants 5 y.o. in fino. Now my questions to you members on the forum.

Has anybody here done it and what was the result?
Finish proposals?
Whisky proposals?

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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:26 pm

Wow interesting, nice opportunity. I assume they are new casks, making me think the actual amount of time in the cask isn't too long since it's actually a finish you'll be doing. I have no experience doing this at all, but am curious to hear about the outcome.
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Postby Robocod » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:39 pm

Yes, the casks are new and you could even decide the toasting, lightly, medium or well done.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:29 pm

Here's a fairly lengthy thread about some folks doing the same thing with American whiskey (bourbon/rye):

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/s ... =re-barrel
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:08 pm

Robocod, how do you propose to do a finish? Are you going to season the cask with sherry or whatever first? Seems kind of risky to me.
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Postby Robocod » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:41 pm

TNBourbon, thank you for the link, very useful.
MrTattieHeid, I imagine that sherry in the cask for 3-4 months should be enough, pour it out and whisky in.
As for risk, financial riskwise yes.
Whiskywise maybe, it could make poor whisky (Glen Grant 5y.o.) better than poor.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:03 pm

Perfect! I was trying to think of a young candidate for this kind of treatment--you probably wouldn't want to do a PC5!

Buy two, do one straight.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:05 pm

i think it soulds intersting, im too lazy to do it myself though...
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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:03 am

Robocod wrote:Whiskywise maybe, it could make poor whisky (Glen Grant 5y.o.) better than poor.


If you put pixie dust and holy water in the cask for 3-4 months beforehand you may have a chance of making it drinkable... :wink:
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Postby Ed » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:20 pm

There is a new thread on rebarreling scotch over on StraightBourbon.com.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/s ... php?t=6488

There isn't much on the thread yet because the project has just started.

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