Really disappointed that the essences leaked but more disappointing that they are "out of stock" and I can wait until they are back in stock or have them ship a whole new kit, which them requires me to ship the first kit back. This is a known issue so buyer beware.
Grosse Pointe, MI
My husband makes a batch, pours into a glass bottle, and immediately starts making the next batch. He truly loves the flavors and really enjoys using the kits (he has two now) as a hobby. There are so many additional flavor essences available elsewhere, so he has been having fun experimenting with many varieties.
Best wife ever
Going to put some Merlot in it.
Nice product. Would order again.
I was very happy with this product, but the liquid bottles leaked out a bit onto the box. I had read other reviews with customers having the same issue, and I just had to hope it wouldn't happen to me but it did. I am disappointed that with the high volume of complaints on this issue, that it has not been corrected. Seems like a cheap and easy fix to prevent this. All in all, good product.
We really liked this product. Except- like some others stated, the essence bottles leaked during shipments. Uncommongoods was really quick and fast to send me new ones but those leaked too. It seems like this is a common issue you would think they start adding an aluminum seal to the bottles or something instead of just the lid. Thankfully between the one I bought and the replacement I almost have a full bottle (that just goes to show how much leaks) Other than that the instructions are clear quality of barrel looks like. My boyfriend was really happy with the idea and option to create his own liquors.
My bf and I consider ourselves connoisseurs and I thought it would be awesome to make our own spirits at home. We haven't been able to use it yet because it's still under the tree. I look forward to him opening his gift and will definitely look forward to the final product.
I highly recommend this product as a gift, for personla use, or do what I should have done and gotten a few to have a whiskey-making competition!
Absolutely love it! I can't wait for my husband to open it on Christmas and make some bourbon!!
Great starter kit for the hubs. Easy to assemble and the directions are very clear. Quality barel. However, the essence bottles leaked during shipping. They did send a replacement quickly.... but it did the same thing. If not for that I would have gave 5 stars.
Rock Hill, SC