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Re: Mandarins - Brew is deemed a success, now distilling.

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  • waljaco
    Fruit eau-de-vie is commonly at 50%abv to retain the essential oils. But there are plum ones at 60& & 70%. wal
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 12, 2012
      Fruit eau-de-vie is commonly at 50%abv to retain the essential oils. But there are plum ones at 60& & 70%.
      wal

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "MoSS" <mike@...> wrote:
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      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "daryl_bee" <darylbender@> wrote:
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      > > Congratulations! I'd be interested to know how it is as a distilled spirit au-natural (before glucose addition).
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      > Update to the update:
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      > Since my last update, I ran a second run as I planned, the completed campaign gave me 4L @ 60%.
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      > I haven't cut it back and only just tasted it after settling it settle for a few days. I'm not sure if it can improve with age unless it's on Oak.
      > It's explosive on a sip, wow I never expected it.
      > Definite Mandarin aroma, lovely legs on the glass as seen on a Tokay/Muscat.
      > Slightly bitter on taste, huge after taste that lingers.
      > I had expected sweeter, however that can always be adjusted. It can't be compared to a Curacao` as it's base it Citrus, not a white spirit macerating in spices/peels.
      > It's only similarity it that the process I followed was similar to my rum.
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      > Now the big question is do I cut it back to 45% or leave it as a sipper? Is 60% to strong to sip? I've always been a Rum & mixer drinker.
      > I have no experience in this area and would appreciate opinions on this or any other area that I have touched on.
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      > Of course I could halve the product and experiment with it, why not as I spy my Orange Tree starting to bear new season offerings...
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