Why Charring Barrels Matters

Charring Barrels
Let’s talk char. After all, aging in a charred oak barrel is one of the legal requirements for bourbon. So why do we do it? People have suggested that the inside of barrels were originally burnt to remove the leftover flavors of goods previously stored within, which sounds reasonable enough. There’s also some evidence that the practice goes … Read More

Barrel Wrangling with Kevin Curtis

    Did you know that a 53-gallon whiskey barrel can hold up to 525 pounds of spirit? That means we want to move them as efficiently (and little) as possible. After all, any movement increases the risk damaging the barrel and leakage, and if there’s one thing we hate, it’s losing good whiskey. A barrel’s weakest spot is … Read More