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has anyone tried the barrel kit from the store

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I would be interested in hearing about this as well.

Slainte,

I was wondering also.  If nothing else, it would be a good science project.

i was looking at it but thought to get other input before trying

 

I have had very poor luck with these, most of the whisky quicked turn into the "angel's share", maybe 98% of what I put in was gone in 6 months which was before it was fully aged, that being said, it was a lot of fun and educational.

I have read you can put some type of wax on the barrels to reduce this, but I have not yet tried that. 

it will be the msot expensive whisky you ever have -- I spent about $100 for a few ounces after the other 1.5L had evaporated.

another option is this site:

http://www.i-byob.com/

being class, it won't have as large of an angel's share, but it is also non-tradditional.  I have ordered 3 of these and will be starting one or 2 next week. 

this company is fantastic for customer support offering suggests and quick replies to emails

another option is this site:

http://www.i-byob.com/

being class, it won't have as large of an angel's share, but it is also non-tradditional.  I have ordered 3 of these and will be starting one or 2 next week. 

this company is fantastic for customer support offering suggests and quick replies to emails

I feel for what they cost it is just better to buy a finished product or two.  I think it would be fun as an experiment but for the same price you could get a beer or wine kit and have real success. With that said i know this is a whiskey forum and not a beer and wine but I made a hard cider that was a40-50% alcohol. With one of those kits and the time of year it was. It almost could have been a spirit when done.  

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