RE: [Distillers] Hard Maple charcoal, filtering? Aging?
- Danev2, Jack Daniels uses the Maple charcoal process to mellow their raw 140
proof alcohol. It is their belief that by running the alcohol slowly through
the charcoal it pulls some of the Maple sugars from the charcoal and
deposits some of the harshness to the charcoal. It is this process that
distinguishes Jack Daniels as a Tennessee Whiskey. Daniels uses vats about
eight feet across and about ten feet deep, filled with their homemade Maple
charcoal. The alcohol is dripped into the vats and it takes approximately
four days for the alcohol to make it way from top to bottom. The end product
is then stored in charred oak barrels and ages for about six years. I have
seen posts referring to aging in barrels made from other charred woods
indigenes too their respective countries. - Derf
From: danev2 [mailto:danev2@...]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 1:46 PM
Subject: [Distillers] Hard Maple charcoal, filtering? Aging?
I have seen references to the use of hard Maple charcoal for aging
whishey. Seem to be a North Eastern US practice
Here in the InterMountain West (Utah) I am haveing a hard time
finding any Hard Maple wood. Just Soft western Maple
IS there any difference?
And are the spirits aged in the wood like oak is or just filtered
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