If scotch is so great...

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  1. Docksitter

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    ...why are scotch makers so eager to employ used bourbon barrels to improve their liquor?

    Just asking.
     
  2. alwaystry

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    Because there is nothing like soome good ol american bourbon! For the rich color and flavor added to it. Just like anejo tequilas
     
  3. Mittimer

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    Because the aged woods from the barrels and the faint flavors of the bourbon add so much to the scotch. That's like asking a sour dough bread maker "if your bread is so good, why are you so adamant on using this 6 month old starter? Why not make it new if you're so good?".

    It's because it helps enhance the flavors and transform the product. The scotch makers, the bread baker, they all have to make the core product, think of the barrel, the starter as simply the seasonings of the overall product.