The Story Of The Whiskey Barrel. Most of the Whiskies made around the world are aged in barrels that held something prior to the Whiskey going in – Sherry, Port, Madeira, Rum, Sauternes, Cider, Bourbon, etc. This tasting will provide an opportunity to taste Whiskies side by side with the beer, wine and spirits that were in those barrels before. We will also be featuring a complete Sherry portfolio tasting from the Gonzalez Byass Bodega in Spain. This will be an unprecedented opportunity to taste these drinks together.