Barrel Aging at Stone Barn

We just picked up a 60 gallon new oak barrel which we filled with a mixed grain whiskey.  (Rye, Oat, and a touch of Wheat) It is a Pennsylvania oak, bringing us to a mix of barrels from Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Limousin, France. Pictured above is the barrel getting conditioned and watering our garden niche at the same time.  Not including the two steel barrels supporting Sebastian, our tally is 19, ranging from 3 gallons to 60, and containing a variety of brandies, grappa, and whiskeys.