I can't help you, sorry.Does anyone know of a source for Japanese Oak? I can't find anything available for sale in the US. I am just trying to find a few small pieces for a project.
I found this comment on the Whisky Advocate Blog :"Japanese oak" is not a specific wood, it is a generic term used for well over a DOZEN different woods ...
So, Quercus mongolica ... if the whisky advocate is rightJapanese oak (mizunara, or Q. Mongolica)
Japanese oak (Q.crispula) has a unique sweet and spicy flavour profile probably due to different oak lactone isomer ratio. Q.crispula was earlier believed to be a variation of Q.mongolica, but is now recognized as an individual species.
as mizunara oak.Quercus mongolica var. grosseserrata
So one half of the set out of Japanese Mizunara oak , and the other half out of American Bourbon white oak is it ? :thumbsup:It is for multiple reasons. One is kind of a play on differences between a friend and I. We both play chess and I am looking to make a set of pieces as a gift. We also like to drink Whisky. He is Japanese and prefers Japanese Whisky. One of the main components that differentiates Japanese Whiskies is a type of barrel called Mizunara(I.e. Japanese Oak). It is a play on two common interests.