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Old 07-05-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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Anybody try barrel aging a cocktail at home? I just got a 2L barrel and it's currently soaking, gonna use it for an old fashioned this weekend. Post up your thoughts and experiences if you've dabbled in home barrel aging!
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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First batch in:

1.75L Elijah Craig
5oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup
2oz Angostura Bitters

I'll check back in 4 weeks
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sounds good Ben....always wanted to try it....looking forward to your thoughts
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First batch in:

1.75L Elijah Craig
5oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup
2oz Angostura Bitters

I'll check back in 4 weeks
Sounds like a great mix. Looking forward to your update about the taste.
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My wife was showing me this as she wanted me to do the same thing with Manhattans. I’m interested to know how it turns out?
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Default Re: Barrel Aged Cocktails

First round is out of the barrel after 4 weeks, it's delicious, dangerous in that I could easily drink a few of them every night, especially since it only entails pouting over ice

Second round is in. This is where I think things will start getting interesting. I filled it with the same proportions, but instead of bourbon I used High West Double Rye. I'm leaving that in for 8 weeks, then going to drain and refill with the same Elijah Craig mix I used in the first run. I'm hoping that the wood will retain a bunch of the rye goodness and pass that long to the bourbon on the final run, that one will probably need to rest for a while in there, but I'm really looking forward to playing around with it.

I haven't done a comparison between the barrel aged and non-ba old fashioned yet, I only kept about 4 ounces of the control off to the side but I'll do that at some point and report back. For now I'm just enjoying the results

Ed - BA manhattan's are one of my favorite drinks, I almost went with them here but wanted to change it up since i've been swaying towards old fashioned lately. Hope you get a chance to try it out as well
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Keep the info coming, Ben, very cool!
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Very cool indeed. Where did you get your barrel?
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