An Albuquerque distiller has shaved years off the aging process of whiskey without sacrificing the quality.
Now whiskey consumers no longer have to wait up to 10 years for a great aged whiskey. Distiller Scott Feuille found a way to accelerate the process to produce his Taylor Garrett Whiskey in six days that is comparable to whiskeys aged for a decade.
“What I figured out is a way to take that process and get a subjective eight- to 10-year equivalent product,” Feuille said. “And, again, I say ‘subjective,’ because there’s no way to really do it other than taste it against other whiskeys and say that tastes kind of the same, a lot of the same characteristics, the same nose, the same flavors, the same smoothness, the mouth feel and all the things you’re looking for in all spirits, and it tastes very close to equivalent of an eight- to 10-year whiskey, a bourbon whiskey, a U.S. whiskey, and all that happens in six days. It’s a game changer.”