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When and why did wineries start diluting wine?

There are several factors at play here. If we think about how grapes were maintained hundreds or thousands of years ago, it was kind of a slapdash affair. In the beginning they probably just grabbed ...
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Maturation process in casks

Liquor casks are not cleaned between transfers, just emptied and stored until they need them again. The liquor that soaked into the wood makes sure nothing will grow in them. Wine barrels on the ...
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A brand of scotch that routinely prints the release year on the bottle?

Just to extend farmersteves answer...There are quite a few that produce limited releases annually. These tend to be limited releases produced either by a new brand or established distilleries but ...
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A brand of scotch that routinely prints the release year on the bottle?

I think there are two ways to look at this. Some distilleries do put the date when they bottled the whisky/scotch it will just take some leg work. Even cheap Old Turkey has a bottled date stamped on ...
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Distilling fermented beverages to remove head without concentrating alcohol?

No, this would destroy the wine/mash/beer that your were trying to remove the "head" from. Just to make the first pass in a still to remove this head, you would need to get the liquid up to around ...
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