Most of the whiskey drinks are made from the fermentation process which involves different grains to achieve a perfect beverage. Several raw materials which include the wheat, barley and corns are used in the fermentation process with the aim of producing whiskey. For a perfect product to be seen, it is required that the whiskey be made between proofs of not more than one hundred and forty. The percentages are vital because all pure ethyl alcohol have the same taste regardless of where it comes from. You will know the flavor of an alcoholic drink by considering the trace amounts that are responsible for the flavors.
Many distillers have looked for perfect ways to improve the taste of their beverages where some of them have attempted to distill the drink on multiple times and then adding flavors using the berries or spices. Aging in an oak barrel is one of the most used methods that improves the taste of the whiskey. The whiskey that comes from fruits and grains is aged using the oak barrel by many countries that creates alcohol. Charring the inner part of the oak barrel is known to bring a pleasantly flavored whiskey.
The oak barrel is common in most of the companies that create alcohol to produce the whiskey. Unaged whiskey is clear and have good flavors even before aging in the oak barrel. The corn whiskey is the only one that can be labeled as whiskey without undergoing the aging process. During the aging process inside the oak barrel, most of the whiskey gains pleasing flavors and colors. Most of the aging process takes a period of six years for the whiskey beverage to be mature. During this time, the alcohol absorbs and dissolves flavors and sugars from the wood. Your beverage will have will have the woody flavors if you keep it for more than ten years inside the oak barrel. When the whiskey is packed in a well filled and sealed bottle, it will have its taste for many years.
Some manufactures love to recycle the oak barrel in the production of whiskey while others use the oak barrels only once in the making of whiskey. Some of these firms purchase the used oak barrels, sherry casks and the bourbon barrels to produce their whiskey. It is important to note that the whiskey that is aged using the used oak barrel takes a longer period to mature, mostly over twenty-five years.