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Old 08-13-2019, 09:49 AM
DesertDog is offline
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Not really relevant but when I read a book about Tabasco Sauce a while back, I was surprised that the barrels they age the peppers for three years in are from Jack Daniels. It's just a cheap source of barrels since when a shipment comes in, all the char is wire brushed out then a layer of wax applied on the inside -- no trace of whiskey flavor is left. The barrels are maintained and reused until they can no longer be made water tight, upwards of twenty years.