18 October 2022

Woodbased flavorings in spirits (Part 1): the basics

Whiskey, Rum & Cognac | Which woods are utilized for wine and spirits barrels? What does toasting and charring do? Why is wood able to generate such complex aromas, and which key aroma compounds can be extracted through the maturation of spirits in barrels? In a three-part series, the authors describe the development of methods for measuring the characterization of wood-based flavors in spirits. Part 1 introduces the basics of maturation in wooden barrels.

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