Now You Can Age Whiskey in a Week


whiskey-of-the-futureA new bourbon maker called Cleveland Whiskey is synthetically aging its booze to make it taste like it’s been in a barrel for 10 years. By cutting up used barrels and inserting them into the creation of the alcohol, they’re giving the same taste to the less aged alcohol. Is nothing sacred!?

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16 Comments

  1. Binary Daoist

    June 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I was going to guess application of the Primer device

  2. FLprodivider66

    June 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks, now I’ll know not to buy it :

  3. Cheese Steak the Works

    June 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Now if they can only age Paris Jackson 10 years in a short time, Heck I’ll settle for 3 more years in a shorter time.

  4. DrunkEpiphany

    June 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    the whiskey is done fermenting after it is added to the charred barrels…  it does seem like the act of absorbing/releasing the ethanol can be expedited without ruining quality

  5. Purple Guy

    June 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    turfgrass64 What’s the name of some of dem other whiskeys!?

    • Purple Guy

      June 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      turfgrass64 “Make-uhs Mok”

      • ecupirate

        June 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        Purple Guy turfgrass64  Jak danules

      • Poor Old Tired Daddy

        June 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

        I only drink with scotts named Glen

  6. Purple Guy

    June 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    This whiskey will go well with my Cleveland Steamer.

  7. coconut_pete

    June 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Nothing but shit comes from Ohio.

  8. deliciousv

    June 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    aging is not just about adding the color and the flavor of the charred barrel, but the whisky gets smoother the longer it’s stored. So I’m guessing Cleveland whisky is as harsh as the city.

    • eclecticbuddha

      June 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      deliciousv You sir are correct. I’ve had it. It’s strong bit a lot of raw wood flavor. I would say though if you like Jack Daniels, you’ll probably enjoy it.

  9. The Real Big Ed

    June 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    A week is still way too long for Hicks to wait.

  10. JonNockels

    June 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Excuse my language, but…What a bunch of whack-fall-the-daddy-oh

  11. cigarsNscotch

    June 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    A, O….way to go Ohio.

  12. Aria Taint

    June 6, 2013 at 9:22 am

    They also make a hell of a steamer!