Most people aren't enthusiastic about aging: you get slower, weaker, less mentally sharp, and increasingly often, as you yell “Hey you damn kids, get off my lawn!!”, an orderly informs you that you're in a windowless room, and you need to take your meds. Making aging fun with the only thing that can distract you from it (booze): Baby Barrels.
Hatched by a local bartender who fell in love with the art of aged cocktails after an encounter with a geriatricized Manhattan, Baby Barrels lets you add oak and smoke to anything from white whiskey to BBQ sauce with its line of fully customizable diminutive casks, which apparently come direct from a mini-cooper. Sustainably made from 100% American white oak stave scraps given a #3 char (standard for bourbon barrels), and available in 1, 2 & 5L sizes, each barrel gets a wood stand, spigot, and bung (calm down, Beavis), and is customizable with black or silver straps, dry erase surfaces so you don't confuse your aged Tang with your aged Ecto Cooler, and even a laser-etched logo of your choice. BB claims you can get barrel-flavor in as little as a week, meaning you can bourbonize your favorite white dog, continue to oomph-up pre-barreled boozes, age bitters, vinegars, and sauces, or tweak your favorite pre-mixed cocktail, like the founder's go-to: a potent four-week-aged mix of rye, Fernet, St. Germain, and orange bitters called the Cooper's Cocktail, which will make you have dreams of dwarves talking backwards.
Wanting to ensure your barrel's more fun than if it were filled with sea monkeys, or even possibly regular land monkeys, BB plans to continue adding cocktail recipes to their site from local startenders to augment those they currently list, including the Scotch and vermouth "Affinity", which most aged people save for Werther's Originals.