Lately, a need has grown amongst whiskey fans to drink spirits which might be as shut as doable to the liquid that comes out of the barrel as soon as maturation is full. As such, there’s a widespread perception that the rest is inauthentic and watered down, inflicting many manufacturers to place forth barrel-proof or cask-strength whiskeys, which have since advanced to single-rickhouse and single-barrel expressions. However the quest for extra “genuine” spirits will not be distinctive to the whiskey realm, with extra drinkers within the tequila class requesting the higher-proof variations of their go-to liquors for the rise in taste.
However are these high-ABV, knockout releases essentially higher than their proofed-down counterparts?
Spirits fans typically have a fixation on authenticity, however what actually makes one factor extra genuine than one other? As Adam factors out, typically these spirits merely have to be watered down in an effort to make them palatable. Plus, not everybody desires to singe their senses with a 53 % ABV tequila. However for individuals who do, the elevated ubiquity of high-proof bottlings has made it that a lot simpler to discover the uncooked expressions of the spirits we’ve come to like.
On this episode of the “VinePair Podcast,” Adam, Joanna, and Zach focus on the rise of “still- power” tequila and ponder whether or not tequila and different spirits can higher enchantment to whiskey drinkers by providing higher-proof bottlings as a substitute of counting on closely oaked expressions. Tune in for extra.
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