The wooden barrels used to age wine and whiskey are traditionally made of oak. Our barrels are handcrafted of European oak staves using traditional cooperage method. Each barrel comes with tap, bung and stand made of oak. Our barrels are mostly held with stainless hoops or brass hoops.
Wooden barrels are natural equipment to maturate your own whiskey, wine, beer and other alcohol drinks. Many flavors and aroma liquid is picked up from oak cask during maturation.
There are many levels of toasting and charring from slightly tosty finish to heavy charred finish, so called "alligator skin". The more barrel is exposed to fire the hire level we have. Depends on which level is applied it is controled the amount and kind of aroma your liquid absorbs from the wood.
Charred barrels have a layer of carbon charcoal. The more charring level the thicker carbon charcoal. This carbon filter absorb and remove undesirable flavour and impurities.
Slight toasty barrel will have higher tainnn content and impart minimal aroma enhancement. Heavy charred barrels have less tannin content and provides more vanilla, caramel and smoky flavors. The char also provides amber collor to the whiskey.
All Our barrels have medium plus toasting level. They can be used for wine and whiskey maturation and other drinks. As per your request, we can provide barrels of any level of toastig/charring.
If you decide to present oak barrel, small oak barrel will be a good choice. It has more aesthetic look and will be well-remembered gift for anyone who likes homemade wine or whiskey. Moreover, small barrel is fastest way to age any drinks as it has greater interaction square per volume of liquid in comparison with big barrels.
Before using of any barrel, please, read the instruction of How to Store and Maintain an Oak Barrel
As all our products are handcrafted, dimensions and volume can vary. Normally the volume of the barrels is a bit more.
UK Mainland delivery time is within 3-5 days. Delivery cost for any orders to UK Mainland is 7£ and free shipping for orders over 300£. We deliver our products within Europe and normally it takes 7-10 days to deliver your order. Shipping cost to Europe is 17£ for any orders. All products are carefully packed to avoid any damages during transportation.