Why would anyone want to purchase Whiskey, Bourbon & Scotch Flavor 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 whiskey 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 whiskey using our essence (bootleg) it tastes better when you can age it in a used whiskey barrel since it will pull the flavors in from the wood.
- You may want to age something else in your used whiskey barrel. Have you ever tasted tequila, rum or scotch aged in a used whiskey barrel? If not then you don’t know what you are missing. A lot of homebrewers are looking for used whiskey 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 whiskey 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 used whiskey barrel that you can actually use.
These barrels are guaranteed to hold your liquor and not leak. We empty the whiskey 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 whiskey or liquor within 2 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 whiskey barrel dries out it may not cure up.