I am seeing black areas forming on the Top of the barrel that were not there when it was new. I currently have the barrel filled with water, but these appear to be getting bigger.
I bought three of these for friends and then decided I needed in on the fun. Got mine, and the first round is Vieux Carre. Comes out in 8 days and then I will try a Manhattan mix. Really enjoying the experience.
Looks really nice, sealed real well over 12 days, and now it’s full of mash and aging my first Bourbon! Hopefully I can update with good news toward the end of the year!!
Top quality barrel. Laser engraving adds a nice touch. Not a single leak!! Beautiful barrel. Great company. Will purchase again!