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Oak and alcohol go hand in hand. Vineyards regularly use it to enhance the flavour of their wine, and distilleries put their whiskeys in oak barrels to provide the booze with that coveted vanilla note. But imparting all that flavour can take years, and the longer alcohol ages in the barrel the more expensive it gets.

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Oak and alcohol go hand in hand. Vineyards regularly use it to enhance the flavour of their wine, and distilleries put their whiskeys in oak barrels to provide the booze with that coveted vanilla note. But imparting all that flavour can take years, and the longer alcohol ages in the barrel the more expensive it gets.