We’re not sure where the phrase comes from, because on our big list of fun things, “a barrel of monkeys” ranks pretty low. It’s not even in our top 10 list of fun things to do with a barrel, and that’s especially true now with the introduction of Ole Smoky Charred Moonshine.
The rural scientists at Ole Smoky in Tennessee age 105 proof mountain whiskey in charred oak barrels – which are totally monkey-free – and then put it in authentic mason jars to round out the experience. How you enjoy the smooth flavors of this moonshine is up to you, but we’d recommend leaving primates and wooden containers out of the equation. [Purchase]