Came across this ad for used barrels from the Tuthilltown Distillery.
Their aged products are stored in small barrels with higher surface area to volume ratio to accelerate aging.
Now, I see that they also use honeycomb staves to further increase that surface area.
Wondering if the staves are honeycombed before or after charring. (I'm assuming before) and if all the staves are honeycombed and to what extent.
It makes sense.
I can see other distilleries jumping on this bandwagon. Does anyone know if these are in use and if only certain cooperages specialize in their construction?