Does anyone know anything about aging beer, wine, or whisky on wood chips from a western red, or yellow cedar? Much the same as american white oak imparts a pleasant flavour and aroma to alcoholic beverages, i'm sure cedar could do the same. My question is in regards to toxic compounds found in cedar. I know the oil from cedar leaves can be toxic if ingested, but are any of these toxic properties found in the wood? If so, are they alcohol or water soluble?