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Bourbon barrel requirements


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I was under the assumption that Bourbon needed to be in New American Oak for some reason, but the TTB book states "less than 125 proof in charred new oak containers".  So any oak species  can be used? Are there any specifics to the char and what about toast? Does anyone have some links on char and toast level flavor profiles? Thanks!!

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Technically you could age it in an charred oak jewelry box.  There are plenty of threads around about folks that have tried aging with (not necessarily in) different woods. I believe Donald Snyder of Whiskey Systems conducted some oak experiments during his days at Buffalo Trace.  Google is your friend here regarding why white oak is used.

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