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Old 22-12-2005, 10:26 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
Erroll Ozgencil
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Default OT - Synthetic Whiskey

There seems to be a consensus that a significant part of a spirit's
character comes from the, um I'm not sure what the terminology is, raw
material that it was distilled from. I thought the whole point of
distilling was to separate the ethanol from everything else, and that
if you had done a thorough job, there wouldn't be much difference
between something distilled from fermented corn, wheat, or barley -
maybe even wine. So maybe my premise was wrong. If so, the idea of
using a wheat or other grain wine might be worth a try. Or just adding
a quantity of beer.

Thanks for all the input. I'm still mulling the idea, and I will see
what the good people on rec.crafts.distilling have to say.