Whiskey Home Blending: Whiskey Edition!

Discussion in 'Whiskey, Wine & Other Booze' started by caninhand, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. caninhand

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    So I've been tinkering with blending different shelf bourbons (mostly barrel proof) to see if I could create something greater than the sum of its parts and I have a couple recipes that I think are winners, including a Rye blend. Today I contacted a local distillery who is willing to give me a couple used 5 gallon barrels. The plan is to buy the components in bulk and blend them directly into those barrels where I will let them rest for a few months, tasting periodically to check on the progress. I'm excited but nervous because of the financial investment. Once I get started, I will post pictures here to chronicle the process.
     
  2. kevanb

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    glhf?
     
  3. FLBeerFan

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    How much is bulk?
     
  4. caninhand

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    25x 750ml per 5 gallon barrel
     
  5. CheapBeerBuzz

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    Anyone have access to California Gold? I just want to try a sample...
     
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  6. CheapBeerBuzz

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    Pretty sad that I am in California but not being on FB doesn't help me in this case.
     
  7. caninhand

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    I'll reach out to him. I've done a few trades with the guy. His inbox has been blowing up since that article tho, so not sure how much he has to give out. However, if you want some of my shitty blend when I'm done with it, I gottchu.
     
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  8. FLBeerFan

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    What is this?
     
  9. caninhand

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  10. FLBeerFan

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  11. CheapBeerBuzz

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    First rule of Fight Club...
     
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  12. Rails

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    This guy's got it! California's Gold.