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One of the processes that was done before I started at this distillery was they would blend the water and alcohol together and let it "blend" for 3-4 days before moving forward with follow on steps. I've not heard of this before nor have I done it.
I do note that my spirit will oxidize and change for a week or two before it settles down, which has vexed me, but I've not noticed a difference attributable to blending time. Maybe it's happening and I don't know it.
I've not seen the difference between the following:
So question is... is there value to mixing to proof and letting it "blend" for a few days before bottling? What’s the science?