Having been cut from the stave of a genuine whiskey barrel used by the Jack Daniels Distillery, you could say that this pen blank has been in good spirits for the last seven years. That's how long the whiskey is aged before the barrels are replaced. The barrels are coopered by hand, from charred white oak and metal hoops. The black side of the pen blank was the inside of the oak barrel. Each whiskey barrel pen blank comes with its own certificate of authenticity. Once turned, the blank will look like slightly aged white oak. However, with some creativity, the blackened side can be preserved. Recall, for example, that the Jack Daniel's® trademark bottle is square.
(1) Oak Whiskey Barrel Pen Blank w/Certificate of Authenticity