Well, the second Whiskey Elements has been sitting in the treated bottle for another ten day period. Compared to the first stick, it took several days before the WE even started to sink to the bottom.
So, what does the treated bottle look like now?
Here is the bottle after the first WE and the second side by side:
There is a subtle but noticeable difference.
So, how about the taste? Here is the first and second taste test samples:
Again, subtle yet noticeable difference in apperance.
By the way, here is what the treated bottle looks like after the second WE has been removed:
Not that bad of a loss given the two small taste tests I pulled from both bottles.
The second WE looks just like the first one after the ten day soak and has that driftwood appearance.
I decided to take some of my third cut for a more in depth taste test.
Although I still lack the proper Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Tasting Glass for this, I will put forth my best effort. I was very impressed with the untreated moonshine before, but this time it was very different.
While the untreated moonshine is still good, the WE2 treated moonshine is just so much more drinkable and enjoyable. It is simply smoother and what most people would expect whiskey to taste like.
As far as my portion of this experiment goes, I think WE has proven itself by taking the most base version of whiskey( naked actually) and making it not a harsh drink but more akin to what one expects when it comes to whiskey.
At this point. most people I feel will simply respond “big deal”, so let me reiterate a major point when it comes to what WE just accomplished.
Normally it takes on average four years of oak barrel aging to take whiskey from moonshine to what most would recognize as drinkable whiskey. I was able to arguably do the same in 20 days!
Just imagine what they could do to middle shelf whiskeys.
Are Whiskey Elements worth it?
Part three will not be posted here, but linked from here in part. As stated before, I will divide the rest into thirds and have two friend give me feedback. One has his own blog so I am sure he will post his feedback there.