Why would anyone want to purchase Rum Infused Barrels?
- The barrel is already cured and ready to use. Just pour your liquor in and start aging.
- If you want to age your own rum now you don’t have to worry about the barrel soaking up your liquor during the curing stage. (higher drinking yield) The small barrel size provides a greater surface area to volume ratio (more wood in contact with liquid) which results in increased extraction.
- If you are making a bootleg batch of rum using our essence (bootleg) it tastes better when you can age it in a used rum barrel since it will pull the flavors in from the wood.
- You may want to age something else in your used rum barrel. Have you ever tasted tequila, whiskey or scotch aged in a used rum barrel? If not then you don’t know what you are missing. A lot of homebrewers are looking for used rum barrels so they can age their beer in them nowadays. You don’t have to purchase two different liquors – one to cure and flavor the barrel and one to age. The barrel will come pre-flavored.
Before now if you wanted a used rum barrel you could only get a full size 53 gallon barrel. That’s okay if you are a distillery or want to use it as furniture. Try filling one of those full size barrels with your liquor to age. Too expensive. Now you can get a small infused rum barrel that you can actually use. These barrels are guaranteed to hold your liquor and not leak. We empty the rum out of the barrel right before we send it to you. It will not dry out enough in just the few days for shipping to be a problem. Just make sure you fill it with your rum or liquor within a few days after receiving it. NOTE – You will need to fill the barrel with your alcohol (or distilled water if you are not ready) as soon as you receive it so it doesn’t dry out. Once a used rum barrel dries out it may not cure up.