Barrel ageing is great fun. You can play around with different barrels and do great things to drinks – and also reduce staff service time! But while cocktails can be aged like a fine wine, all sorts of unwanted bitterness and unpleasant flavours can occur too. So take a look at our chart designed to help you match the right barrel to cocktail, and read this checklist while you’re about it
If adding sweet flavours from a bourbon barrel, it might pay to make the drink a little drier.