Modeling Whiskey Maturation

A multi-year effort has culminated in the creation of a one-of-a-kind model that simulates the whiskey maturation process. This novel model can simulate barrels in three-dimensions including the staves, whiskey, and air gap. Inclusion of evaporation and esterification allow the prediction of whiskey maturation over years in a matter of minutes on a desktop computer. Please check out this short video on my model:

Barrels on different floors in a rickhouse can be simulated to understand how the proof changes along with the flavor profile.

Rickhouse Modeling

More information about the model is available in three White Papers:

If you, or your company is interested in collaborations, please contact me at depcik at ku dot edu or connect with me on LinkedIn.