More Continuous Chemistry: What Has My Making Toast Got To Do with My Favorite Pour?

2017 Convention Education Track 1 - Technical and Distilling In Library

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  • Presenter(s): Gary Spedding, Ph.d
  • Duration: 50:02
  • Available in HD?: Yes

A very complex, though simply elegant, series of chemical reactions, the Maillard reactions dictate much of the flavor of distilled spirits, particularly during the toasting and charring of barrels used for maturation and finishing. Get a fuller understanding of overall spirits flavor production while we will simplify the chemistry and demonstrate reactions related to selection of raw materials, barrel making and choice of barrels.

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