Cigar Aficionado

The law states that Bourbon makers can use a cask only once.  Used ones typically find an afterlife in the production of other whiskeys, but James T. Broyhill II, great-grandson of the founder of Broyhill Furniture, dreamt of a much more novel use: furniture made from barrel staves.

Now his Heritage Handcrafted workshop in North Carolina is turning out tables, chairs, chandeliers, celebration boxes, even sinks in the wood that once held precious spirit.