We just had to invest in some of these beauties. We made the trip to Exotic Barrels in St Augustine in hunt of the most authentic barrels we could find. There are piles of barrels stacked up and the owner offered us to look over and choose the ones we wanted. Luckily he was there to guide us and point out the type we wanted for our type of business and how we should sand and finish them.
Loaded them on the back of the truck and off we went back to GA checking up in the rearview mirror every two minutes because I just couldn't trust Dans assurances that he tied the ropes tight enough! - and yes whiskey was dripping out the whole way down i95.
I wish I had some before photos of the barrels before we (by we I mean Dan) sanded and sealed these things. I think they turned out so beautifully though and have been a bit hit so far with our clients.