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Fat-Wash Your Whiskey In Brown Butter For A More Decadent Spirit
Fat-washing whiskey is a modern mixology technique for infusing the spirit with the rich flavors and aromas of fats to create a distinct and complex flavor profile.
One of the most popular choices for fat-washing is brown butter, as it brings a nutty and caramelized umami taste that adds complexity and decadence to the whiskey flavors.
The process involves melting butter until it turns brown, mixing it with whiskey, and letting it sit. After a few hours, the mixture is refrigerated to solidify the butterfat.
The solid fat is then removed, and the whiskey is strained a few times to remove all traces of the butter. The result is a spirit with layers of depth and character.