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The importance of side grain

    There are numerous misconceptions out there about the wood used in aging alcohol, and hopefully this blog post will clear a few of them up.  End grain is the surface of wood that you would see (the rings of a tree) if you cut a tree down.  Side grain is the surface of wood that you would see if you vertically split a tree in half up the middle.  Wood cells are long and thin, and are oriented vertically in the trunk of a tree so that they can shuttle moisture from the soil to the rest of...

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