There are two devices at Smith’s Tavern that are wooden spigots or tap bungs; one has a wooden handle and the other does not have a handle (just the bung). A spigot is a small peg or plug for insertion into the vent of a barrel or cask. The spigot consists of a wooden handle and a spout with a tapered end that was inserted into the barrel or cask. The spigot was the most delicate part of a new barrel or cask. It had to be hand forced into the bung hole as far as it would go. It was then tapped in with a rubber mallet or hammer. The spigot had to be at the proper angle as once it was cured, the spigot would swell as well and be permanently in position.