Close - for it to be bourbon it must be aged in new oak barrels, so one use only. It also has to be made of 51% corn, and I think there are some other restrictions. There are no restrictions on the number of uses for a whiskey barrel, and many spent bourbon barrels are shipped to Ireland and Scotland for whiskey and whisky production. It's cheaper for them that way.Looking at the woodenville site the one difference is that woodenville only uses each barrel for 1 fill while baclones uses each for 2 fills so that might make a difference. I am counting on it making some differnce as I have a BW in there for nearly three weeks now and it's going to be super oakey if that second fill didn't strip more of the oak.
This is curious. It's my understanding that to be considered "whiskey" the spirits must be aged in a new oak barrel.
This would preclude a second use of the barrels for whiskey. Are they (Balcones) making/aging other spirits in the barrels?
I guess you never specified that it was a whiskey barrel, but that was my assumption.
the other requirement to be a bourbon is to be made in Kentucky. Hency Jack is tennasee whisky rather than bourbon even though it is made of at least 51% corn and aged in new oak barrels (thank skyler for that tidbit)