Re: High strength alcohol taste
- I'm also noticing the astringent taste. I mash pure corn and double
distill . however I have found that as the distillate ages it turns
very bitter. I have also found that If I add a tablespoon of either
raisins or pearled barley per liter that it melllow out the spirit and
removes the bitter astringent taste. I usually leave it to soak for only
overnite or at most a couple of days at 40% abv. If yoy leave it too
long it will have the smell and taste of a old purse.