First Post!

Wow.  Starting a blog about the business.  I started a blog a couple of years ago about running.  Obviously, that didn’t go well.  I promise to do better this time. 

Bourbon Barrel Rehab was born of the love Jeff and I have for Kentucky and its many layers of history and tradition.  One of our favorites is Bourbon.  Jeff is a budding Bourbon connoisseur and I am not a fan (thanks to tasting mash at Heaven Hill Distilleries on a field trip in school and overindulging at too many UK football games in college).  Kentucky boasts The Kentucky Bourbon Trail as well as an Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville.  (A group of us did the UBT in about 6 hours in one evening.  Great time but it got a little ugly at times, to say the least.)  Our love of Kentucky and Bourbon and more recently recycling is how we ended up here.

Our journey began a couple of months ago but has really been a focus since the beginning of the year.  We are to the point where we need a little funding to get us off the ground.  Traditionally venues aren’t really an option so I began searching the internet.  I found a place called Kickstart.com that very well could be our kickstart for real.  We will be putting our little project on the site this week and hopefully we will be more than successful.  Fingers crossed and prayers out.

Roll out the Barrels!!

We got the first 2 barrels last night!!  Thank you, indirectly, to Jim Beam!  They are huge and heavy and we will need a jack hammer to get them apart!!  We are definitely going to run out of room in this little one car garage quickly!  

Our first order is for 2 lazy susans for wedding presents.  The ends with the Jim Beam stamp are a little warped but the bottom ends with no markings are perfect.  Figures.  Can’t wait to see how they will turn out and what else we can make out of them. 

And our business cards arrived!  It’s been a big day here at BBR!  

Moving on…

Kickstarter.com sucks.  We didn’t get approved to use the site so we have turned to indiegogo.com, another crowd funding site.  More info as soon as we get that account set up.

First Barrels

We are picking up our first barrels tonight!!  Sooo excited!!  And our business cards arrive this week!  This is getting real!