Joe Micallef is a historian, documentarian, wine/spirits judge, wine producer, and many other things too numerous to name here. In this episode we get a behind the scenes look at judging spirits competitions. We discuss how altitude, light, weather, and environment affects your palate. We talk about the impact of aging whiskey in a hot climate, solutions to the Texas whiskey issue, why historically bourbon is aged in new charred oak barrels and how bourbon has influenced the flavor of other aged spirits. If you have not already done so please watch part 1 of this episode.
 
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