Back in January, Reverend Nat's friends at Raven & Rose offered him a couple of freshly-dumped bourbon barrels. Nat is never one to say no to a good used barrel of any kind, but these two were of a special provenance. R&R has a habit of buying entire barrels of bourbon from various Kentucky distillers then using that single-barrel whiskey in their award-winning Old Fashioned cocktails. Yes, the barrels they were offered were two of these self-same barrels and they are Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon. So naturally, Reverend Nat aged his flagship cider Revival Hard Apple in one and my spring seasonal Sacrilege Sour Cherry in the other. Aging for four months in these barrels created a taste treat unlike anything I’ve ever had. The Revival will be served alongside a neat glass of the original Eagle Rare bourbon as aboilermaker while the Sacrilege will be served as a Stone Fence cocktail with some bitters and a shot of the same Eagle Rare, maybe even a cherry. Fans of bourbon & cider must not miss this incredible event. 21+ only in the Rookery Bar at Raven & Rose, no advance purchase required.