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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Distiller's "Whiskey Deconstructed" Part 3 - Barreling & Aging: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

A few weeks ago I shared parts one and two of  Distiller's 'whiskeygraphics' called Whiskey Deconstructed which featured the ever-important mash and distillation process. This week we take a look at the final step in the process: barreling and aging. Obviously this is an important part of the whiskey process because all of the color and a lot of the flavor from whiskey comes from the barrels in which the spirit is aged. Un-aged whiskey is just often sold as white dog, white lightning, or moonshine, however once you put whiskey in a barrel some magic starts to happen. This 'whiskeygraphic' shows off different types of barrels and give you some notes on the aging process. Bourbons, Scotches, and other whiskeys all differ in the aging process, and it is important to understand the difference.

While these whiskeygraphics are great for a visual representation of whiskey making process, nothing compares to actually tasting different whisk(e)ys and enjoying the unique products themselves. Head on over to the Lock & Key Whiskey Bar if you're in Baton Rouge and enjoy a whiskey flight, flight school or Women & Whiskey for yourself!