The Jaguar XK120 That Vanished (And Was Later Found Under A Table)

The Jaguar XK120 is one of the most beloved British sports cars of the 20th century, so you can imagine the heartbreak of a young man who owned an XK120 when he discovered it had disappeared without a trace.

A Vanishing XK120 Is Rediscovered Under A Table

He had left a complete car behind when going off to university and upon his return in the autumn of 1963 it had vanished. As a young college student it’s likely he’d spent many a night studying and dreaming of sunny afternoons in his droptop, with a girlfriend in the passenger seat and cheeky bottle of champagne in a picnic hamper in the trunk. Continue reading

Age Your Own Whisky: The Bluegrass Barrels 2 Litre Mini Oak Barrel

These 2 litre mini American white oak barrels from Bluegrass Barrels in Kentucky are designed to allow you to age your own spirits at home.

Each barrel comes with a bung at the top and a tap on the front, before you first fill your barrel with whiskey or the spirit of your choice you first have to cure the it by filling it with warm water and ensuring the entire inside is 100% soaked.

You then drain the water out and allow the wood to slowly expand. This curing process is required because Bluegrass Barrels don’t use any glue or nails, just neatly cut wood held together with steel outer bands. Filling the barrel with water allows it to expand and seal any tiny gaps, ensuring you won’t lose any of that valuable whisky. Continue reading