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OK, I have had my first disaster making whiskey. Well maybe not the first but this is not great.
So I bought about 10 x 100L barrels and I moved 5 of them inside and the other 5 I kept in my shed. Anyway about 3 months ago it rained like crazy and when it does the floor of my shed can flood. So the barrels were sitting on their ends. So 4 of them got wet. I was super busy at the time and didn't think to dry them out straight away. Anyway after a couple of weeks I turned them over and on the damp ends there was discoloration. I put them in the sun and thought it would be OK. Anyway I filled 3 of them and after a couple of months 3 guys and me have noticed a damp moldy flavor in the whiskey. So the barrels got moldy. Now given they only cost US$60 I am not crying about the barrels but its a lot of whiskey and the flavor is not great. Its just a very minor after taste but its wet tea bag type of thing.
So my question to the group is there anyway I can rescue the whiskey. Run it through the still again? Or is it history?
Anyway boy do I feel like an idiot.