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Old 13-10-2005, 04:16 PM
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Default Are brandy barrels charred?



I was reading in the latest wine enthusiast magazine about the
different types of french oak used, but the made no mention of
charring.


But I heard on a documentary that scotch makers take used american
bourbon barrels and french brandy barrels and use them for scotch
production. So I am assuming that they are charred. If not, how does
brandy get the golden color?