Flavor your moonshine or distilled spirits with real oak, just like aging in barrels. Just put WhiskeeStix right in the bottle! You can also “boost” your favorite liquor like scotch, whiskey or bourbon, with more oak flavor.
Barrel aging moonshine from corn, or distilled spirits like bourbon or scotch, from grains, can be expensive, considering barrels are generally hand-made. Plus, a great deal of spirits are lost from using small barrels, such as the two-liter or five-liter sizes. These barrels can lose as much as 25 or 30% from alcohol wicking through porous wood, to the outside of the barrel, and evaporating. Also, barrels are never as effective, if re-used.
WhiskeeStix are inexpensive and made from the same ingredients as barrels. The Stix are small enough to fit in most bottles and the bottles retain the liquor, preventing it from wicking and evaporating, like it would in a barrel.
There are no dangerous preservative chemicals or kiln drying involved with making Whiskeestix. Kiln drying can remove some of the beneficial flavors, especially if heat and vacuum are used.
Charring on WhiskeeStix carmelizes some of the natural carbohydrates and micro-amounts of sugars in the wood. It also generates a surface that can absorb bad flavors and odors, and impart flavors and tastes of wood, smoke, caramel, and natural vanillins and cinnimates into the final product.
The more stix the better. For an extra special treat, develop a rich well-rounded whiskey as a gift for a friend by purchasing your favorite moonshine or distilled spirit and add TWO packs of stix instead of one. We call that double-sticking.
I have owned a testing laboratory for more than 37-years, have a bachelors and two master’s degrees and am a certified California winemaker through the University of California, Davis enology department and agricultural extension service. Winemaking taste profiling and development helped perfect my recipe for a great in-the-bottle aging technique for whiskey and spirits. Give it a try, experiment, have some fun and enjoy the final product!!!