I enjoy a drink on occasion, usually after work and/or before bed. These days, my drink of choice is often a Scotch whiskey, but we can't afford to drink Glenmorangie 12-year all the time...
My wife found some SUPER cheap whiskey on sale at Costco, and bought a bunch for me. (She's sweet.) The whiskey, however, was a bit harsh...Which led me to wonder, "can't I just filter out the impurities myself?"
Turns out, you can. The system I designed mimics what's officially called the "Lincoln County Process," which is still in use today by Jack Daniels Corp. in Tennessee. If you're interested, you can read a bit more about it via the below links:
After filtering the whiskey once through the giant Brita, my dad and I decided that it tasted AT LEAST as good as Jim Beam. Not quite Jack Daniels, but your mileage may vary. We also added a very small amount of vanilla extract after filtering, which REALLY balanced out the flavor and body of the whiskey.
In the following pages, I'll detail the parts needed, and the (easy) steps...