Tag: angel’s share

Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

A standard bourbon barrel holds about 53 gallons. About 3 gallons of bourbon are immediately absorbed into the wood, and approximately 3 percent is lost to evaporation each year of aging – the so-called “angel’s share.”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m5IqttLgKk?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] Tim Krekel was a Louisville, Ky., singer-songwriter who died in 2009. This slow, spare, mournful song, “The Angel’s Share,” suits my mood on this Sunday evening. (The angel’s share is the portion of the whiskey lost to evaporation…

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Angel’s share bedevils neighborhood?

Three Louisville distillers are the targets of a federal class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of residents who say the vapors from aging whiskey – the “angel’s share” – are covering their homes and cars with black spots. The defendants, Diageo Americas Supply…

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