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Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Patchez » Fri May 04, 2018 10:53 pm

Ok. There has been some talk in the past in whiskey circles about scientifically speeding up the whiskey and bourbon aging process. While this technically bars it from being called bourbon, the whiskey produced from these processes are supposed to be quite tasty.

As a whiskey drinking traditionalist I scoffed at these notions. Till this years Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival. A stand at that event was from the Cleveland Whiskey Company. I knew nothing about there whiskey but love trying new things. So I walked up. I tried the main staple on which all the other whiskies were made from the Black.

As I was getting the sample pour from the lady at the booth I was able to chat a bit with one of the distillers. Well talked isn't the right word. He said "I want you to do something after you try it. Guess the age of the whiskey."

So I sample the first pour. Savor it a bit. Smooth, caramel and vanilla notes with a slight spicy finish. I tell the guy one more sample to be sure. Second sample goes down like the first. I think this is a wonderful little whiskey. I said my best guess was 4 to 8 years.

I could've been knocked on my ass by a slight breeze when he said " Only a few weeks barrel to bottle."

Holy shit. This was one of those heathen science asshole that was going to ruin whiskey. By the taste though I was dead wrong. They do some sort of pressurized aging process that rapidly forces the whiskey into and out of the barrel wood simulating years of the aging process in a mater of weeks.

I have to do more research on this. I also have to find the card the guy gave me as he invited me to tour the place anytime I'm out in Ohio.
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by oettinger » Sat May 05, 2018 5:44 am

Hmm it`s like eating fruit and drinking water, fast
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by ThirstyDrunk » Sun May 06, 2018 2:50 pm

It's against nature, Dammit!
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Badfellow » Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 am

No such thing as cheating if it tastes good. This is mad booze science at its best.

I would travel to Cleveland specifically for a tour of this guy's place. Maybe set a date sometime this year for a few days, I'd meet you there.
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by scream ale » Sun May 13, 2018 7:47 pm

Rushing something as amazing as bourbon just seems wrong.
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Patchez » Tue May 15, 2018 3:08 pm

Badfellow wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 am
No such thing as cheating if it tastes good. This is mad booze science at its best.

I would travel to Cleveland specifically for a tour of this guy's place. Maybe set a date sometime this year for a few days, I'd meet you there.
I still can't locate the guy's business card. This is why I should be accompanied by an adult when I'm drinking.
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Badfellow » Tue May 15, 2018 7:26 pm

So, for those of you to whom artificially aged seems an abomination, are you then saying that you wouldn't drink it?
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Badfellow » Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Patchez wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Badfellow wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 am
No such thing as cheating if it tastes good. This is mad booze science at its best.

I would travel to Cleveland specifically for a tour of this guy's place. Maybe set a date sometime this year for a few days, I'd meet you there.
I still can't locate the guy's business card. This is why I should be accompanied by an adult when I'm drinking.
I'll find him. C'mon, let's make a special trip to go tour this shizzle. People who run breweries and distilleries are flattered by that sort of thing. They usually end up giving you stuff too. Like, stuff with alcohol in it.
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Badfellow » Tue May 15, 2018 7:32 pm

The Washington Times did an article on him last year. He must be doing something right.

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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Nausea » Wed May 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Badfellow wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:26 pm
So, for those of you to whom artificially aged seems an abomination, are you then saying that you wouldn't drink it?
It would likely drive the cost down so much that they would be compelled to drink the "abomination". Hooked!
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by mistah willies » Thu May 17, 2018 5:35 am

Nausea wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Badfellow wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:26 pm
So, for those of you to whom artificially aged seems an abomination, are you then saying that you wouldn't drink it?
It would likely drive the cost down so much that they would be compelled to drink the "abomination". Hooked!
Hmmm...
Well, there aren't any laws against pressurizing whisky that I might have on hand. In hand. Ooops.
Gone.
*hiccup*
Ok, theoretically, I could take a bottle of cheap whisky, toss in some spent match sticks, cap and secure the cap with duct tape, stack heavy books on the bottle and yell math questions at it.
Might be worth the try...

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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Badfellow » Thu May 17, 2018 10:35 am

mistah willies wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 5:35 am
Ok, theoretically, I could take a bottle of cheap whisky, toss in some spent match sticks, cap and secure the cap with duct tape, stack heavy books on the bottle and yell math questions at it.
Might be worth the try...
Pretty much how they make Jeppson's Malört. Plus or minus a few odd farts and whether or not a muskrat crawled into the bottle and died.



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It would likely drive the cost down so much that they would be compelled to drink the "abomination". Hooked!
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Patchez » Thu May 17, 2018 3:40 pm

Badfellow wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:35 am
mistah willies wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 5:35 am
Ok, theoretically, I could take a bottle of cheap whisky, toss in some spent match sticks, cap and secure the cap with duct tape, stack heavy books on the bottle and yell math questions at it.
Might be worth the try...
Pretty much how they make Jeppson's Malört. Plus or minus a few odd farts and whether or not a muskrat crawled into the bottle and died.



Nausea wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:48 pm
It would likely drive the cost down so much that they would be compelled to drink the "abomination". Hooked!
Here, friends, is a Drunkard who sees the big picture.

Think of how fast a start up distillery could make money with more than just vodka and gin.
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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by mistah willies » Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 am

Patchez wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Think of how fast a start up distillery could make money with more than just vodka and gin.
Ya know, there will soon be wood flavors never before explored.

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Re: Whiskey Under Pressure

Post by Dear Booze » Fri May 18, 2018 11:38 am

French-owned Patron Tequila has been monkeying around with new systems since the late 1980s. They actually "rest" and "age" thier reposados and anejos in stainless steel! They are able to add color and flavor with chips instead of casks. When they started, the tequila purists acted like these french assholes were pissing on a statue of Jesus.

The punch line to this is that they are (rightfully so) considered a premium brand.

New processes do not necessarily equate to a shitty product. It's progress.
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