Whiskey barrels turn cheap drinks into premium beverages

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - If you're headed out to the Barrett-Jackson auto auction  this weekend, you'll find more than amazing cars. You'll also find plenty of food, drinks and vendors offering unique products.

One of those vendors is Deep South Barrels, which can help you take any cheap drink and turn it into a premium beverage.

Deep South Barrels  is based near Houston, Texas. They actually make small replicas of the full-sized traditional whiskey barrels.

"They're actually aging barrels," says the self-titled "Whiskey Guy" Randall Bentley. "They age your scotch, bourbon, whiskey, rum, tequila and wine."

And the smaller the barrel, the faster it will age. "You can buy your store-bought, bottom shelf alcohol and age it to a top shelf," he says.

You can also have your name laser-engraved on the barrels.

For information, visit: www.deepsouthbarrels.com.