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post #3 of Old 03-28-2011
Siamese
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I always wondered why they go to all the trouble of building oak barrels and scorching the insides. Why not just scorch a few pieces of oak and chuck
'em in the bottle. My best guess is that the barrel makers have a strong union.
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