I tried to put this in the "Industry News" area but was not allowed.
This is the next best area.
I read on the Chuck Cowdery Blog that Brown-Forman is now offering tours at their barrel making operation.
This is really different compared to Independent Stave. They seem secretive from what I hear.
But anyway below is a thumbnail of a PR photo that I snatached from Chuck's blog.
It shows four new barrels with different logos of the bourbons they produce.
I have a question.
Why do they have the Early Times logo on a brand new barrel?
Shouldn't they have that logo stenciled over an Old Forester logo on a used barrel?
And what about that Canaian Mist?
They don't use new barrels, do they?