The 200th Barrel!
This month we filled our 200th barrel. I would say, "What an accomplishment!". When people ask how our business is going, I tell them we are taking baby steps but they are always going forward. This is the true for our barrels.
In May 2015 we purchased our first barrels. They were 8 gallon used bourbon barrels from Woodinville Whiskey. What an exciting day! Within a couple months we purchased more from them, which was quite comical. This time they realized they were selling to another distillery. The gal was concerned that we were their competition. I gave a good laugh and told her we were way too small to be competing with them. Thinking back, that was only 4 years ago and Woodinville Whiskey had 8 gallon barrels. Their fast growth is impressive.
Our next milestone barrel was from 2 Bar Spirits that was purchased in September 2015. We bought their used 15-gallon bourbon barrels. We learned these barrels were originally purchased from The Barrel Mill in Minnesota. In March 2016, we purchase our first 15-gallon new barrels from The Barrel Mill. This was the start of our Bourbon line.
In 2019 we hit another barrel milestone by ordering only new 30-gallon barrels. This year we were able introduce and now offer our Single Barrel straight bourbon. This is bourbon has been aged for 2 years, which was in the first barrels we purchased from The Barrel Mill.