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In 2007 I put a mixture of molasses based rum and red berry concentrate brandy in a new charred oak 30 gallon barrel. I opened it up yesterday and was pleasantly rewarded, very mild flavor not at all like bourbon. This thirty gallon barrel has worked well for long term aging. Smaller barrels lose too much to the angles. Being smaller than a 50 (52?) it ages somewhat faster so this stuff is like say 10 years in a large barrel.