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Coriba

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I’ve been toiling away at making whisky for a while. So far I have about 5.5 L at 62% that I am aging in several one litre glass bottles. Some of the whisky is aged on oak and some is raw (shine?). I want to blend all of these as some of the oaked whisky is over oaked. Can I put 5.5 L of whisky in a 13 L carbouy for aging? This would have a massive head space. Is the large head space bad? I’d like to age the blended whiskies over the summer on the oak but I don’t have a 5.5 L container.
 

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It's fine in the bigger container, Oxygen won't hurt it. You might lose a little be more to evaporation, especially if you open it often.
 

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