Improved port

On September 3, I put two bottles of cheap ruby port into my oak barrel. On September 12, I tasted it and thought it was pretty good. On September 19, I tasted it again — and thought it was really, really good.  The flavor is sweet and a bit smokey, with a lot of caramel flavor.  The color is a beautiful toasty red/brown.

I decanted it back into the original bottles and almost filled them both.  The angels didn’t take much — they didn’t the opportunity.  Then I immediately filled the barrel with single malt, un-aged spirit from Copper Fox.  Yes this is unorthodox — that’s the point.  I can’t wait to find out how it turns out.

Posted on September 21st, 2011 by Katxena