This Oak Barrel is made from American white oak, which gives it a ''vanilla'' taste, compared to French oak. It includes stand, spigot and bung.
How to Age Bitters, alcohol and cocktails? Simply fill the barrel with your alcohol or alcohol mix and store in a humid place where it is not exposed to sunlight or heat.
The time required to age a bitters/alcohol/cocktail depends on your taste. This can be anywhere from a few weeks to a maximum of three years. Aging a bitters/alcohol/cocktail in a barrel has the effect of transmitting the taste of the wood (oak) to your alcohol. The longer you store a wine or liquor in a barrel, the stronger is the taste and the darker is the colour it will acquire from the oak wood.
Important: Wood being a living material, this barrel can contract. To avoid any dislocation, it is important to store it in a sufficiently humid environment, or ideally, to use it within the first few weeks. If left empty in between uses, the barrel can dry and leaks will appear. To ensure its perennity, always leave at least a fourth filled.
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