mozilla wrote:My best advice for that issue, which seems to come up every so often, is to save that particularly unwanted label and use it for some vatting projects or blending. I have made some great vattings out of very substandard whisky...at times.
So, don't pour it out. At worst...if someone has some bourbon they don't want...I will re-barrel it. So send 'em my way....I will send back a sample of the final product once the vatting has finished aging. How's that sound?
Thanks for the link. I agree, "What were they thinking?" But with that said, I would not complain about the use of some used cooperage, since there is a historic precedent for the parctice and you can make good bourbon with some used cooperage. I have tried many of old bourbon from the era when used cooperage was allowed and have no doubt that some of the cooperage was used. I know Kentuckians and they would not turn down a good barrel simply because it was used, if it cost 1/2 that of a new barrel.
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