I received the barrel on the 12 April 2022.
First impressions are the barrel is well made very sturdy and great looking. Looks great on my bar.
It has taken from the 12/3 until 17/3 continually topping up the barrel with hot water to finally swell the timber enough to stop seeping / leaking.
I have only today filled the barrel with eight litres of distilled Cherry Bourbon to age for a few months. If this barrel is like the previous two purchased from same seller I have no doubt the results will be a very nice drop. I would have no hesitation in purchasing more.