Originally Posted by Jojo
If you're using a new wood cask, we're told that 6 months is far too long and will spoil the whisky.
I belong to a bourbon forum and some members have barrel projects in the works. Someone posted that if you're aging in small barrels, one month in the barrel = 1 to 1.5 years with theexample given using a 5 gallon barrel aged just over 4 months.
I currently have three 2 liter barrels aging since Feb. 1st. Two are for me and the third is a Mother's Day gift for my sister-in-law. I extracted one sample from each on April 1st and will probably get another this Sunday. Will decide then how much longer to leave in.
I used barrels from Copper Fox Distillery (sorry no link - their url has a dot biz which shows up as *****.) One is filled with their 160 proof Single Malt Spirit. One is filled with their Rye Spirit and the last has some Wasmund's Rye, Buffalo Trace
White Dog and a few others as the most experimental of the three.
Other barrel sources:
- new, unused, nice selection of smaller sizes
both new & used, larger sizes