Friday, November 4, 2011

These angels have to lay off the booze

Way back in July 2011 I refilled the single malt cask with some delicious 100% corn spirits from Tuthilltown Spirits.

A few days ago I decided it's had enough and started to bottle it.  I pulled out my trusty Homer lunch box, a funnel and coffee filter and let 'er rip!  The problem was it didn't dripped.

After turning the cask upside-down, this is all that came out!

Those are some seriously thirsty angels.  Not entirely sure where it all went.  I didn't see any leaks so there must have been a slow drip somewhere that evaporated as it leaked.  Le sigh.

It's a damn shame, because the whiskey - now bourbon, I'd say - is delicious.  It's a little hot, but the corn character clearly comes through, followed by caramel sweetness and vanilla picked up from the cask.

Overall the casks were a really fun experiment, and a great conversation piece in the living room.  I'll definitely be playing with them more in the future - possibly with bigger casks and more beer...stay tuned for the excitement!