Buy a still spirits whiskey profiling kit, and go from there.
I have made a few from the enclosed recipies, and they are damn fine.
Kit cost $65 AUS.
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, "gusnica2001" <gusnica2001@y...>
> Hi, Everyone:
> I'm hours from finishing my "World Class Distillation Apparatrs" a
> reflux type still. My goal is to distill as pure a Vodka as
> possible and add essences for flavoring, with subsequent aging. I
> really have no desire at this time to try to make my two favorite
> beverages, Scoch whiskey and Central American rum as I don't really
> have time to experiment.
> I've actually been away from consistent drinking for a few years,
> but did some serious imbibing at a family party. Drink of choice
> for me was Dewar's Scotch Whiskey. Quite frankly, I found it
> harsh and found I had to dilute it since drinking it on the rocks
> was more than I could handle. The last time I drank Scotch was in
> Nicaragua last year, and whatever it was I drank was very smooth
> quite enjoyable on the rocks. I'm trying to get an idea of what to
> shoot for as far as taste is concerned, so my questions are:
> 1. How does Dewar's rate compared to say Johny Walker Black
> Label which I had several years ago and really liked.
> 2. How good of a Scotch whiskey can I realistically expect
> compared to some of the better whiskeys.
> 3. How close to Dewar's quality could I realistically expect
> to get?
> Thank you all very much and cheers
> Gus Cabrera