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A whiskey adventure for you and me.

  1. Writing on the coaster

    Facts of Bourbon: on the “Angels’ share”

    "As the whiskey ages, it evaporates volume through the wood—10 percent the first year and 4 to 5 percent each subsequent year, an attrition known as the angels’ share. On a twenty-three-year-old barrel, the angels’ share is about fifty gallons out of the original fifty-three, which partly explains Van Winkle 23’s heart-stopping expense. ‘When it comes to our bourbon, the angels are very greedy,’ Van Winkle observes.”

    (Source: gardenandgun.com)