A few days ago I decided it's had enough and started to bottle it. I pulled out my trusty Homer lunch box, a funnel and coffee filter and let 'er rip! The problem was it didn't rip...it dripped.
After turning the cask upside-down, this is all that came out!
Those are some seriously thirsty angels. Not entirely sure where it all went. I didn't see any leaks so there must have been a slow drip somewhere that evaporated as it leaked. Le sigh.
It's a damn shame, because the whiskey - now bourbon, I'd say - is delicious. It's a little hot, but the corn character clearly comes through, followed by caramel sweetness and vanilla picked up from the cask.
Overall the casks were a really fun experiment, and a great conversation piece in the living room. I'll definitely be playing with them more in the future - possibly with bigger casks and more beer...stay tuned for the excitement!