Make Your Own Barrel Aged Tennessee Bourbon

Make Your Own Barrel Aged Tennessee BourbonPicture this, you’re lounging on the couch after a long day at work, sipping bourbon while watching your favorite show on TV. Perfect, right? But wouldn’t it be better if you can make your own Tennessee bourbon? A Tennessee bourbon making kit is a great way to mix up your very own liquor that is unlike any drink you’ll find anywhere else. And best of all, you get to enjoy high-quality Tennessee bourbon flavor without spending much. You can actually make your own Kentucky bourbon that is on par with the best bourbons available in your local liquor store, all at a fraction of the price.

When it comes to the Tennessee bourbon making kit itself, you will find that the Red Head kit includes the oak barrel, bung, stand, spigot, and essence. Once all of these are complete, all you need to add is your own choice of unflavored alcohol and then you are on your way to crafting something really special to make you look forward to more lounging and relaxing.

Creating your own Tennessee bourbon is not something you finish overnight. You need to let the bourbon age for a while. But you can try the bourbon from time to time to see if it is up to your taste so you can actually tailor the taste to your preference. Depending on the size of the barrel of your Tennessee bourbon making kit, your bourbon concoction may be ready in just a couple of weeks or so. However, you can still continue to let the bourbon age. You can let your very own bourbon age for as long as you want, just remember to rotate the barrel from time to time.

You will love how easy and affordable it is to make your own Tennessee bourbon with your Tennessee bourbon making kit. You’ll keep wondering why you even relied on store-bought liquor.

when choosing your barrel size there are a couple things to consider:

  1. The smaller barrels age faster because the ratio of liquor to barrel surface is smaller.
  2. It doesn’t cost as much to fill a 1 liter barrel compared to a 5 liter barrel
  3. I like to bootleg in my larger barrels since it is cheaper to fill with vodka at about $10 per half gallon (1.75L)
  4. The smaller barrels allow me to age some expensive whiskeys, scotches etc and make them even more tasty.

It could become much like a hobby.  It’s like you are crafting your own new flavors based on:

  • what you pour in the the barrel to age
  • what was aged in it before. (it will still be soaked inside the staves of the barrel)
  • the barrel adds it’s own flavor.  It adds more flavor when it is new and that will decrease over time.  It can be re-charred although most people don’t re-char the smaller ones

I have tried many different combinations of barrel aged recipes.  Feel free to call me to ask what have been some of my favorites.  Once I tried aging Jack Daniels after I had some Old Smoky moonshine. It was one of the tastiest barrel aged cocktails I have ever tried.


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