Picked up 2 Wild Turkey, 2 Four Roses and a Jim Beam. These barrel were recently used at a brewery and are still wet inside so they will take some time to dry out before they can be built into cabinets.
I delivered this barrel to Lindsey in August and she said she wouldn't give it to her husband until Christmas, which for me would be torture!!! When I delivered it he was shunned to the basement (poor thing) while I brought it into the house and it was hidden behind a tall bureau, not very well but I was told that he doesn't go into that room anyway. So I checked my phone on Christmas night while at a family party and I saw he posted this photo of the barrel with some very safe company, now I know the barrel will always be protected. Thanks Dustin!
Here's a great idea for a wedding gift: Pool some people together to get an awesome and unique wedding gift, it's that easy. It's a great idea and you may not have to spend that much. It's also a gift you'll also be able to enjoy yourself when you go over to their house and drink all their wine. Just like the other barrels, people can come up with some ideas to customize it ( like the wooden inlay "M" on the lid) and add options like the padlock and skeleton key, maybe even the custom etched wine glasses when available. I have 3 French Oak Chateau St. Michelle barrels available and I'm currently looking to get some more from local vineyards. Message me and let's make weddings a little more special.
Steampunk inspired furniture and apparel is a design element I've seen that I think would go great with the distressed and vintage look of my liquor barrel cabinets. Offering antique padlock and skeleton keys was just the first step...but to go further, I've decided to add functional gears, sprockets and a chain that will open and close the barrel with the cranking of a hand-wheel on the lid.
These will be rare production barrels due to the nature of finding vintage gears, sprockets and chains. Other steampunk elements will be added to the interior and exterior of the barrel cabinets.