This is somewhat research for my rebarrel project, but also a genuine interest question:
Are barrels to be aged extra long stored in any particular place in the warehouse? For instance, are they in the deeper, more central (cooler regions, not exposed to the extreme temperature daily and seasonal changes) or could they be toward the periphery? Or perhaps lower to the ground as opposed to higher up in the ricks.
I'm suspecting there is no definitive answer and it depends on the distiller, the type of spirit, and the placement of the warehouse itself.