This past weekend our good friends Beau & Anessa got married on his family's farm near historic Harrodsburg, Ky. It was a beautiful affair full of sunflowers and horses and family and friends celebrating the love of these two great people. We provided a uniquely Kentucky guest book - a bourbon barrel head with their last initial and their wedding date burned into the center. The reception guests left little notes for the happy couple as seen below.
From the Commercial Appeal in Memphis 9/13/11
Where do old bourbon barrels go to retire?
Bourbon Barrel Rehab of Kentucky creates products from used and vintage oak barrels that were primarily used for aging bourbon, whiskey, wine and beer.
“Typically, the ones we get may have a crack or something so they can’t be used for holding liquid,” said Liz Davis, co-owner of the company. The barrels would have been trashed if not repurposed.
Products include furniture, accessories, wine racks, benches, guitar stands and even smoker chips.
For a listing of products, check the company’s website at bourbonbarrelrehab.com, or call (502) 224-6152 or (502) 472-5006.
We've got some cool things coming up in the next few weeks. And a lot of it has to do with weddings! Really? Bourbon barrels and weddings? Absolutely!
We are doing a barrel head for our friends Beau and Anessa with the date of their wedding burned into it. It will be at their reception where everyone attending will sign it for the happy couple. We're doing another barrel head for a reception for James and Liz in October. It makes a great keepsake and a very unique Kentucky present. (As soon as we have photos we'll post them.)
A great couple in Alabama contacted us about a barrel head but this time the groom's cake will be placed on the barrel head! Turns out the groom is originally from the Lawrenceburg area and wanted to have a little bit of his heritage represented. How cool is that?!
We have a couple of other things in the works but I can't get into detail quite yet. Stay tuned...
Liz and Jeff love Bourbon and Kentucky and all that implies.