Re: ageing scotch
It's true that all oak-aged liquors have *some* flavors in common, and it's also true that the flavors that come over from the wash are very delicate, but you can still taste the difference between a Scotch and a rum.
One of the aspects of my distilling that I'm working on improving, is bringing over more and stronger flavors from a potstill wash.
I hope this helps.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller