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I’ve been aging Manhattan’s in a charred white oak barrel for the last 2 months. We’ve had several batches and they’ve been getting rave reviews. Read more about it here.

There’s a lot of expensive places, but you really don’t need anything more than $20-30 white oak barrel for home. 1 liter does it for us, but I purchased 2 liters for friends’ bridal showers and wedding gifts (with suggested alcohol to age). You can age wines, vinegars, and more. It’s really versatile and CUTE. I love it as a rustic addition to our decor. Most barrels come with a stand and a small little spigot! It’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a while.

My other half wants to try to re-char the insides after a few tries. We’ll report back on how successful we are in reusing the barrels. Hopefully we don’t burn anything else down. (Wish us luck!)