OPINION: Pinocchio Barrique (barrel) Bottle

20 Mar
OPINION: Pinocchio Barrique (barrel) Bottle

I came across this while surfing for anything whisk(e)y related. I almost brushed it off, but found myself continuing to come back to it. I see lots of potential for something like this. I also see two  downsides. The first is, I am a Bourbon and Scotch guy and know that the best way to age is with charred barrels. I am now wondering if and how I could char one of these and if it would work. The second is what if I screw up and whatever I am aging turns out horrible.  I would have to throw it out, that could be potentially a lot of money down the drain.

I think I could live with either of these consequences, the more I think about it the more intrigued by it I become. I think the innovator in me loves the idea. I can pour a port in and let it age for 10-20 days, pour it out and replace it with Scotch, giving me a port finish. Same goes for Sherry, Rum, or whatever you’d like. The possibilities are quite endless. Not to mention, just straight aging something to change flavor profiles. What could you gain by aging a bottle of The Glenlivet 12 in one of these for a few days.

The Mixologist in me really wants to try one of these too. There are a couple different Pappy Van Winkle clone blends that I have thought about trying. Blending and then aging in this bottle could be a lot of fun. It would be a pappy clone with a twist. There are so many brands of Bourbon and Scotch, that you could have a lot of fun blending and aging. This is Basically a science experiment for Adults.

I’d love to hear you opinions. Please comment below and Tell me what you think. I may even run a poll, would you be interested in that?

Until Next Time,

Slàinte Mhath! 


Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Bourbon, Opinion, Scotch


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4 responses to “OPINION: Pinocchio Barrique (barrel) Bottle

  1. Whisky Waffle

    March 22, 2015 at 12:32 am

    The ad is a bit cringe-worthy, but the concept is an interesting one. And I agree, it’d be good to fiddle around with, knowing that you wouldn’t be ruining a whole barrels worth of spirit! I wonder what this would do for new make…
    Keep on waffling,


    • samuelstyve

      March 22, 2015 at 3:11 am

      I’m seriously considering buying one


      • Whisky Waffle

        March 22, 2015 at 10:57 pm

        That’s brilliant! You can buy one and tell me what it’s like!!! =P


      • samuelstyve

        March 23, 2015 at 4:46 am

        If I buy one you can bet I will be doing an in depth review!



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