Making bourbon is already hard and magical and totally worth it but before you even think about pumping that liquid gold deliciousness, you have to worry about the barrels you're going to store the whiskey in. Making those whiskey barrels are a whole 'nother story, as you'll see in this video.
I drink bourbon because it's good for you. And because it's delicious. And because it has alcohol. And because it's lovingly made by people who love bourbon just as much as me. Gear Patrol took a tour of 12 bourbon distilleries in 5 days to show how the best bourbon makers make their bourbon.
The imperial system is a funny thing. Like, really funny. So funny that there is actually a unit of measurement for wine (or whiskey) casks called a “butt.” That means if you fill the barrel up, you technically have a buttload of wine—though you’d probably just call it a full butt. Are you laughing yet?
Archaeologists working at a 14th century site in Denmark have uncovered numerous latrine barrels filled with their original contents. The human poop, which is described as being in "excellent condition," still retains a putrid odor despite its age.
In a world where automation and assembly line robots have driven craftsmanship to near extinction, it's nice to see a facility where humans still play an important role in production. Birth of a Barrel is a beautiful look at the factory where Jack Daniels' employees are very much still involved in the creation of…
I don't know why these people are doing this, but what the hell, after watching this video I want to do it too. Or maybe I shouldn't try, since you can probably die doing it. [Thanks Karl!]
Sometimes we all have to to own up to our mistakes and serve the time. But not the classy folks at BP! According to the NY Times, BP will challenge estimates of the oil spilled in order to reduce their fine.