Advanced Barrel Aging Whiskey Blends and Whiskey Cocktails

Dates:March 12 - April 16, 2019
Meets:Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:College of Education on Normal Avenue 122
Instructor:Kurt Toenjes
Fee: $179.00

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Are you interested in taking barrel aging blended Whiskeys and Whiskey Cocktails to the next level? In this two-part class you’ll receive advanced recipes for aging your creations at “Cask strength”, learn how to proof your creations before and after barrel aging and then return them to a “standard 80 proof” beverage if desired.

 

At the first class you will learn some theory behind the cask strength aging, the techniques to create your own and you will have an opportunity to taste different recipes. At the end of this session you will blend spirits to 122 proof and fill your barrel. Each week at home, you will taste a small sample from your barrel and replace the “Angel’s share” (liquid evaporates from the barrel either water or alcohol depending on temperature and humidity) with some of your original mixture or with the addition of select components of the original recipe.

 

After 5 weeks a second class will be held to return your creation to 80 proof, bottle them and then evaluate participant recipes (small tastes 1/2 oz. or less) by the group. You will be able to take home oak barrels, a spirit hydrometer, graduated cylinder and six, 375 ml bottles of your finished product at the proof you desire between 80-122 proof which make ideal gifts. Participants must be over 21 (Id will be checked). Couples are welcome.



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