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From various cereals such as barley, rye, corn or wheat through fermentation and distillation prepared spirit (also whiskey). There are countless types with sometimes very different production methods. All have in common the years of aging in wooden barrels, whereby different types of wood and sizes are used. US products ripen almost entirely in new, toasted Barrels of American white oak. European products with dark color often ripen in barrels where previously sherry or port wine was stored. For light whiskeys, used American barrels are used. Whiskey is a hugely popular ingredient of many cocktails, among others Manhattan,

Whiskey - fermentation / storage maturation

An interesting experiment was the Mosel winemaker Markus Molitor carried out. The Pinot Blanc Wehlener Klosterberg vintage 2010 was in a whiskey barrel "Bowmore Hogshead Islay barrel "with a capacity of 250 liters. The special was that it was a used barrel and the wooden walls of course whiskey or alcohol contained. Bowmore is a whiskey distillery on the island of Islay in Scotland, which is owned by the Japanese-American beverage company Suntory located. According to the tasting result, the wine was "fine and acidic minerality and a slightly sweet note, but without the wine Sweet to lend and shows at the long leaving a fine and delicate smoky Whiskey note ".

Whiskey - different brands

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