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#31 scubadoo97

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

Actually from a freshly dumped bourbon barrel you can get a gallon or two of decent proofed (80-90 pf ) bourbon with a water wash.

#32 tanstaafl2

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

Actually from a freshly dumped bourbon barrel you can get a gallon or two of decent proofed (80-90 pf ) bourbon with a water wash.


Indeed so. Jim Beam now uses a process to pull bourbon left in the barrel and blends it with 6yo bourbon to make Devil's Cut.

I seem to recall that Jack Daniels is now building a facility to wash barrels and pull residual whiskey out to recover before shipping the barrels off to their next destination but can't find that report to confirm at the moment.
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#33 scubadoo97

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:33 AM

I recall last year when one distiller was asked if the wash would affect the scotch being produced with his used barrels responded with f..k em!

#34 tanstaafl2

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

I recall last year when one distiller was asked if the wash would affect the scotch being produced with his used barrels responded with f..k em!


Ah yes, that jogged my memory! It was Makers Mark, owned by Beam (and soon to be Suntory), and not Jack Daniels who recently started rinsing barrels (although JD may do it too for all I know) and it was master distiller Fred Noe who was reported to have said that.

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