Barrel aging adds toasted oak and vanilla notes to a cocktail whilst mellowing the alcohol. The ideal aging is 4-6 weeks depending on your barrel size – the smaller the barrel, the more surface area and faster the process takes place.
The Boulevardier is essentially a bourbon-based Negroni. A bitter cocktail that transforms into a smooth & unique drink after a few weeks on oak. You’ll notice changes develop after a week but it will be at it’s prime after 4-5 weeks.
Barrel-aging a cocktail adds a soft blend of oak, caramel and char. Our spirit barrels are made from second hand American Oak staves from red wine barrels which have been charred on the inside. This charring caramelises the sugars in the oak and imparts intriguing flavours on a cocktail.