If you are a bourbon fan and you haven't had Angel's Envy, you need to address that situation, posthaste.
With some regularity my customers contact me, loving the idea of a ring lined with a bourbon barrel but not seeing their preferred distillery among my options (Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark, and The Macallan [scotch, of course]). Usually the company they seek is very accommodating and they can arrange to have a barrel stave sent to me for use in their wooden wedding ring. Taking inspiration from their initiative, I contacted my favorite bourbon maker, Angel's Envy for a stave. They were extremely accommodating! They sent me THREE staves, which were used to make their bourbon finished in port wine barrels. Just look at that color! I cant wait to use them. I will update this post when I have a completed ring to show (Edit Jan 23 - ring pics posted below!).
These were cut and finished to feature a bit of the port wine stain.