Bottle Aging Stave- American White Oak
While American White Oak staves work OK as a finishing technique, ultimately you are adding more flavors that are essentially already there to a brown liquor. The real ticket with these staves is self charring them and aging clear, unaged, spirits like moonshine or batched cocktails. You can char any percent of the stave that you want to any char level that you want. You can even soak them in another spirit before you char it for very unique flavors. After charring, rinse and scrub underwater to prevent excessive smokiness in the flavor profile. For extended aging, let the stave air dry for 2 weeks every 3 months.
(note: all wood products may contain splinters, handle with care. Only a trained professional should char staves. Always consult your insurance company and fire department before starting any fire. Actual product may vary in size shape and appearance from what is pictured on the website. Price is for 1 stave.)