If this blog is about anything, it's about science. When I read about whiskey elements, I had to try them. They say:
"So when we walked into the liquor store and asked ourselves a very simple question “what’s the difference between top shelf and well whiskey?” the answer came simply, “TIME & OAK.” That’s when it hit us; if the goal is for the whiskey to filter in and out of the wood, get infused with flavor, and pull out those rich colors; then the barrel may not be the best design to achieve this process."
OMG Americans can't spell.
I had to try it. For this experiment, we bought the second cheapest whiskey at the local bottle shop, a brand you think of pretty much right away when you think whiskey: "Hankey Bannister" which was established at three minutes to six last night.
After three days of the oak being in the bottle you can see a colour change. On Friday, at "drinks n drones" we had the tasting and I have to say that the Hankey Bannister was horrible both with and without the whiskey elements.
Perhaps a good whiskey can be made a little better with this process, or perhaps more "complex".
All good fun in any case.