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Old 04-22-2009, 10:01 PM   #10
Edward Hamilton
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Small new barrels are particularly aggressive so don't leave your rum without checking up on it regularly.

As for climate, in a home environment, I'd suggest a warm place. A cold cellar isn't going to enhance the maturation process due in part because maturation is a combination of chemical processes whose progress is directly proportional to the temperature.

The variables are limitless and after a few agings the barrel characteristics will change. All the best.
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