1 Liter Oak Barrel For Sale
All Red Head Oak Barrels are 100% Guaranteed or your money back
Our smallest barrel will hold a 750ml bottle of liquor or wine. It may be small but it is packed full of flavor. In fact it is our fastest aging barrel. If you want to make a small batch of a new flavor then the 1 liter is a way to do a test batch to get the flavors and timing just right before making a big batch. The are kinda small so don’t be mistaken. It’s 1 LITER, not 1 GALLON. If you are looking for a 1 gallon barrel then you want our 5 LITER barrel. Each 1-liter oak barrel for sale includes a bung, spigot, stand, paper funnel, and instruction card.
Oak barrels for sale sized at 5″ x 4.5″, our 1–liter oak aging barrel is just the right size for someone getting started with aging their own whiskey, wine or spirits at home. Perhaps you’re experienced with barrel aging, but have limited space. Well, in either case, our 1L oak barrels for sale will be just right for you. What many people don’t know is, the smaller the barrel, the more contact the oak has with the liquor and therefore the outcome is faster and richer than spirits made at large distilleries. In a matter of just a few weeks, our one-liter barrel will have bargain basement liquors tasting like something that might cost hundreds of dollars. These handsome, sturdy whiskey barrels for sale are proudly made by master coopers of all white American oak, and charred to perfection, the barrel has just the right sugar content to make it ideal for storing and aging your favorite liquor, whiskey or rum. These barrels can also be used for flavoring vinegars or creating your own special blend of hot sauce. Whether engraved or with the classic wooden face, these barrels will look great in any home bar, mancave or displayed at a club or lodge. Each oak aging barrel comes with a wooden spigot, a bung, a stand and a medium char. Our 1 Liter barrels can hold up a 750 ml and yield just over 33 1 oz. shots. Looking for great advice on how to achieve results that will amaze your friends? Check out our recipes and flavoring kits!
From Beer to Whiskey it’s Better in the Barrel
Connoisseurs and everyday drinkers agree: spirits, beer and wine move to the top shelf after aging in a barrel. The white American oak barrel is actually a secret weapon in improving everything from hot sauce and coffee to vinegar and barbecue sauce.
But it’s whiskey that has given barrel aging its initial jolt of fame since whiskey isn’t really whiskey by definition unless it’s aged in some type of wooden barrel. Whiskey enthusiasts are often some of the first people who think to look for small oak barrels for sale.
The great thing about aging in an oak barrel is you can start with the least expensive wine, beer, whiskey, tequila, or even vodka, and the magic of the aging process will change the nature of the liquor. Just as a child grows over time, your alcohol will mature with distinct characteristics.
When brown spirits—everything from Bourbon to Whiskey—are initially produced, they come off the still as clear as mountain spring water. It isn’t until the aging process takes place in wooden barrels that the liquor takes on darker colors. It’s also during aging when the flavor matures as well. The longer a bottle of spirits or wine is aged, the more expensive that bottle will be.
Red Head Oak Barrels sells handmade oak barrels specially designed for aging and mellowing rum, whiskey, bourbon, tequila, brandy, wine—even vodka and beer. By way of example, our 1-liter barrel will age Crown Royal to Crown Reserve in about two weeks.
Oak Barrels for Sale: The Secret to a Great Barrel
What makes whiskey stand out among all its spirited counterparts is the American white oak barrel. There are strict standards in making whiskey and a distiller can’t willy nilly decide to retrofit a French oak barrel and make whiskey in it. Nor can a distiller decide to go rogue and attempt to make whiskey in some kind of hybrid new material container.
If you’re looking for oak barrels for sale, there are reasons the American white oak has come to be the favored barrel. Oak is a “pure wood” as opposed to pine or rubber trees which contain resin canals that can pass unappealing strong flavors to maturing whiskey.
American oak barrels are sought after. After aging whiskey in Tennessee, and bourbon in Kentucky, American oak barrels travel over to Scotland to mature Scotch and Ireland to age whiskey. While in the U.S. bourbon is aged in only new barrels, in Ireland, used barrels are the norm. The American white oak also:
- Is ultra-strong and doesn’t leak.
- Allows oxygen to pass in and out, crucial to the aging process.
- Provides flavor notes like vanilla, caramel and coconut.
- Removes undesirable elements like sulphur compounds.
Anything being aged inside the barrel—be it whiskey, wine or something else—will be influenced by a number of factors:
- Growth rate of the trees
- Method and length of time to dry the wood
- Toasting and charring during cooperage
- The environment outside the barrel
- Compounds in the wood
- Blends from interior charring
- The climate where the barrel is stored
Over time, these factors make a significant impact on a liquor’s color, flavors, and mouthfeel.
At Red Head Oak Barrels, we begin and end with premium quality American White Oak, the same wood used at most distilleries and wineries across the United States. Our stock is made using a medium char, as we find this to be the most universal for aging spirits.
We source our American White Oak from a variety of forests across the continental U.S., including California, Missouri and sometimes Kentucky. Our barrels are made by our own barrel makers—Coopers—who are American craftsman dedicated to excellence in this time-honored field.
The Story of the Cooper
Little has changed in the art of coopering, or barrel making, although the craftsmanship itself has dwindled in numbers over the years. An ancient trade dating thousands of years, there are only a few dozen Master Coopers that practice around the world today. In the early 1900s, there were enough coopers to have a Coopers Union and a monthly publication dedicated to barrel-making news.
Coopers date to Celtic times and were valued craftsmen in colonial America and throughout our history. When anyone was looking for oak barrels for sale, they needed a cooper. It remains a time- and labor-intensive craft today. To become a cooper, one must train four years under a Master.
The skilled coopers at Red Head Barrels build each barrel by hand. Each is a natural product with its own nuances and each is as unique as the tree and stave its built from. There are no software programs that can inspect a barrel for wear and tear and no machine can break a barrel down or build a new one.
Although technology has improved the logging process and wood quality, which has expanded the capabilities of coopering, typically the only materials allowed in the construction of the casks are timber and steel. No glue, no silicone, only the occasional river reed to help seal the top of the barrel.
If your looking for oak barrels for sale, turn to Red Head Barrels. Our multi-generational team of professional coopers expertly handcraft our barrels by sanding and tapering the oak staves so they perfectly fit the hoops without nails and glue. During the assembly process, the oak aging barrel is also perfectly charred.
This charring process caramelizes the sugar in the wood, giving the stored spirits a caramel character as well as the essence of sweet vanilla. Each Red Head oak aging barrel is crafted with a medium char and comes with a wooden spigot, bung and stand.
White American Oak Barrels for Sale
At Red Head Barrels, we have many varieties of oak barrels for sale, from smaller one- and two- liter varieties that fit nicely on a small bar or counter, to sizes up to 20 liters. All of our oak barrels for sale are made by hand and can be customized for any occasion.
Our barrels also come infused with flavors, like tequila, rum and whiskey. Instead of curing the barrel with water, we use your choice of spirits. Your infused barrel can then be used to age the spirit, wine or beer of your choice for an interesting variety of flavor notes.
Some of the many barrels we offer:
- Bag-n-Barrels. Pour your own wine into our bags and use our barrel as a beautiful dispenser.
- Wedding Card Barrels. This personalized 15″ x 12″ x 12″ barrel is for your guests to place wedding cards in.
- Kombucha Barrels. Try a barrel for your next batch of kombucha and you’ll be surprised at how much stronger and tastier it is.
- Pickle & Hot Sauce Barrels. Chefs and gourmands have been elevating the flavors of pickles and hot sauces for years—now you can too.
- Cigar Barrels. Our cigar barrels can be soaked with your favorite liquid to infuse your pipe tobacco, cigar or even a pack of cigarettes.
- Personalized Barrels. Any of our barrels can be engraved for any occasion and make great gifts.
- Decorative Barrels. We have ice buckets, vases and even man cave decor.
The Anatomy of a Whiskey Aging Barrel
Barrel construction begins with long pieces of oak called staves. These are seasoned outdoors for two or three years before being carefully bent into shape using heat and pressure from metal hoops. The heat is hot enough to break down the lignin in the wood into vanillin, which is what contributes the vanilla flavors to the whiskey. Once the barrel is constructed it’s toasted over a flame.
Charring further transforms the wood, removing sulphur compounds and immaturity from new spirits. Charring also enables wood sugars to be caramelized, which will leech into the maturing spirit.
Here are the basic components of an oak whiskey barrel:
- Hoops. Metal rings surrounding the barrel.
- Head. The two flat ends of a barrel, often custom-stamped.
- Bilge. The widest part of a barrel.
- Stave. A wooden strip used to make a barrel.
- Bung hole. The small opening in a barrel, usually closed with a stopper.
Red Head Barrels come with a bung, spigot, stand, paper funnel and instructions and we’re always just a phone call away if you have questions or need help.
Here’s Why Smaller is Sometimes Better
When people picture oak barrels for sale, they often envision a standard 53-gallon oak cask that professional distilleries use. For home use, large is in the range of 20 liters, and while it might be nice to that big barrel of whiskey aging by your home bar, there are some advantages to going with something smaller, like our one liter barrel. The aging process can be sped up about two to six times, depending on the size of the small barrels, meaning you get your own premium liquor to enjoy that much faster. Some advantages of going small:
- It’s fast. It takes under two months on average to age 750ml of liquor or wine. You can start tasting at 14 days (especially in the beginning) and call it finished when you say so!
- It’s flavorful. The increased proportion of the interior barrel surface area to stored volume makes for strong favor notes of vanilla, spice and oak in a short time.
- It’s flexible. The small volume makes it perfect for experimenting with new flavors and infusions without committing to a large quantity.
- It’s practical. When you don’t want a large volume of one particular liquor or wine hanging around, the one-liter size is the perfect solution.
- It’s portable. The small size makes it easy to move from your bar to kitchen counter and its compact enough to accommodate the crowdest of spaces.
Spirits age the same way inside small barrels for sale as they do in a larger barrel — the only difference is time. Aging is simply a chemical reaction between the alcohol, the congeners produced during fermentation, oxidation, and the byproducts of the wooden barrel. These are affected by the alcohol content of the spirit, the level of charring in the oak barrel, humidity, the temperature in the aging area, the size of the barrel, and the length of time that aging takes place.
Almost Anything Ages Better in a Barrel
If you’re looking for oak barrels for sale, you might not have considered the many things you can do with that barrel aside age liquor, wine or beer. Foodies, chefs and hobbyists have been experimenting with barrels for years to enhance the flavor of pickles, peppers, condiments, sauces—even ice cream. Try aging:
- Vanilla Extract
- Hot Sauce
- Barbecue Sauce
- Maple Syrup
- Soy Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
Charred barrels produce the best barrel aged food, and a barrel that formerly contained spirits can give you an even more interesting flavor enhancement.
The Red Head Barrel Difference
Red Head Oak Barrels sells handmade American oak barrels specially designed for aging and mellowing rum, whiskey, bourbon, tequila, brandy, wine, beer and more. Proprietor Steve Mayes—AKA Red—experimented with barrel aging for many years before opening Red Head Oak Barrels in 2013.
A U.S. Navy Veteran, his business philosophy is to over-deliver and give his customers more than they expect. A Baton Rouge native living in Dallas for over 25 years, Red Head Barrels believes in “lagniappe,” an expression in Louisiana that means “a little extra.”
We have a variety of recipes and whiskey making kits so you can turn ordinary spirits into top shelf liquor for a fraction of the price. Make your own flavored Canadian, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, Spiced Rums, and more at home for about $10 a fifth.
We have hundreds of 5 star reviews and stand behind every product we make. Call us with any questions you may have at 469-969-0449 or see our website for more information.
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shadowmarinade (verified owner) –
I purchased 3 of these, one for myself and two to give as gifts. I wish I had bought a few more! I’m planning to order some more soon and will probably get a larger one at that time. The craftsmanship is amazing and the customer service has been great. The barrel I got is so cute it makes me want to get a St. Bernard so it can carry it around for me. I currently have some scotch aging in my barrel and eagerly anticipate the first sip.
Jason Iwen (verified owner) –
I have had my 1 liter barrel for about 3 months, and I have my 4th batch aging right now. The drinks that come out of this barrel are absolutely amazing!
I’m a big fan of the Old Fashioned, and wanting to barrel age my own was the reason I made this purchase. My most recent batch was made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, and I used orange bitters. The resulting cocktail is better than any Old Fashioned that I have ever ordered in a restaurant or bar! Now I just want a bigger barrel so I can age more at a time.
This is my first barrel, so I don’t have much knowledge to make a comparison, but the quality of this barrel seems to be very good to my amateur eyes. And the customer support is very good. They answer questions very quickly and are very courteous and helpful.
I highly recommend buying this barrel from Red Head!
Thanks for a great product!
clintonwweber (verified owner) –
Excellent product great job on the engraving and super fast shipping I have my first hooch aging now been about 21 days so far highly recommend and i will buy more in the future.
bjengel (verified owner) –
As usual, the barrels are excellent. And the customer service is second to none. There was a little confusion on the small funnel I also ordered. But the issue was quickly rectified.
Nicolas Bellenbaum (verified owner) –
I’ve had my barrel for about 2 months and it works great! I had a little issue with my spigot and a replacement was promptly shipped out and arrived 2 days later. Fantastic service and a really fun way to experiment with spirit aging, and flavoring. Highly recommend for personal use or as a gift! I may need to upgrade to a bigger one pretty soon!
meeco85 (verified owner) –
ordered 1litre barrel not varnished. Received when it was suppose to be here and was exactly what I wanted. Seasoned it per instructions and had no problems. It sealed up in less than an hour. Filled with chosen whiskey and just waiting for time frame to try it. Best investment I have made. For me ,aging whiskey is something I have become interested in since I enjoy true whiskey flavors. I can age and flavor the way I want. You have a great product . Glad I found you . Will be ordering more in the future
Shelly Taylor (verified owner) –
I love my barrel! I’m making barrel aged old fashions using Woodford Reserve bourbon. The flavor is fantastic with the oak really coming through. I’ve had two other barrels (2different brands) before this and neither gave so much flavor to the bourbon. I’m hooked! It’s just in time for cooler weather!
Your customer support is outstanding. Your responses to my questions and help in getting me started were awesome! I’m thinking of ordering the next size up.
sweetmontay (verified owner) –
Very satisfied with the barrel, engraving, packaging, and support. Well done!
Jim Flaherty (verified owner) –
I now have my fifth barrel working, aging several different cocktails. I have three 3 liter and two 1 liter barrels and they are fantastic. I’ve gotten rave reviews for my manhattans, vieux carres and negronis. I have to say, the service is fantastic. I called about a problem spigot and had the replacement within a couple of days. The folks there are really on top of their game. Orders get shipped in record time and the people with whom I’ve spoken with there are incredibly nice. Great job!
Charles J –
If you are just getting in to aging spirits (like I am) this is a great place to start. I had watched all the YouTube videos just to make sure I did everything correctly. I did have a small leak in the spigot. I contacted them and they sent one out within 24 hrs. Great customer service and a very high quality product. I would highly recommend buying through RedHead Barrels if you are thinking of purchasing a barrel for decoration or aging the product of your choice.
Beth Riegelmayer (verified owner) –
My sons and I purchased a 1 liter oak aging barrel for my husband’s birthday. He LOVED it! We had personalized engraving on the end and included cherry brandy flavored essence and cleaning/maintenance kit with the order. My husband has already aged 1 liter of Jack Daniels with the cherry brady flavored essence. My son is currently aging 1 liter of Papa’s Pilar blonde rum.
The barrel is well made and looks great.
BRUCE CAPLAIN (verified owner) –
Service and product were great. They seem to love what they’re doing and it shows in their quality product. It was an easy site to navigate, shipped right away, and came in great shape. Would definitely use them again, in fact, I have!
Samuel Shallenberger (verified owner) –
I bought a one liter aging barrel. It’s beautifully made, looks like it costs twice the price. The instructions were clear, and my family is eager to see what comes out soon. Will order more.
William Clymer (verified owner) –
Super fast shipping!! Great little barrel for small batch aging. I filled mine with some apple brandy I ran a month ago. I checked it this morning to assess its progress and it came out a beautiful amber color and tasted AMAZING! The barrel is definitely doing its job and I am certainly ordering again from these guys.
Dylan michael (verified owner) –
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!! I am beyond pleased with my barrel. First time fill up and not even a drop of water came out. Every barrel is different but you can tell great time and effort goes into these barrels! It looks great and definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to aging whiskey. So smooth and the taste is incredible. I will definitely buy nothing but redhead barrels for all my aging needs
Christopher Berger (verified owner) –
I bought a 1 liter aging barrel. I wish I bought 3 of them. I cannot drink out of the bottle anymore. This barrel makes your drinks so much better. I have not had any problems with it. I used spiced rum and then after that was done I used Jim Beam Repeal Batch. (The Repeal batch I didn’t like at first.) But now I wish I could get another bottle and put it in a RedHead. This is something you need.
Shane Weber –
I purchased (4) 1 Liter barrels and give 1 each to my Son, Son in Law, and nephew. We are all trying something different and will get together in a month or so and compare. Hoping to become a Bourbon snob afterwards. I’m thinking I’m going to take advantage of the current sale and get another keg or 2. Shane in KC
James Haley –
Just completed my first batch of bourbon. Used a bottle of Flatboat Bourbon and White Dog. Aged for 30 days in my one liter barrel. The flavor is smooth and nice color. Thanks Red Read Barrels for a great product.
JP Hanlon (verified owner) –
I love my 1 liter barrel! I originally seasoned it with bourbon for about a week and then filled it with Asombroso Silver tequila. I was surprised how quick the barrel sealed up. I’ve tried buying barrels from other companies and haven’t had any luck. The other barrels take up to 14 days to seal up and then still have issues. I’m going to stick with RedHead barrels. The price is a little bit more expensive but you get what you pay for!
Richard DeVries (verified owner) –
Have had my 1 liter oak barrels ( 2) for 5 weeks now. One has Jameson Irish whiskey and the other not used yet. Jameson taste great and smooth.
Timothy Coyne (verified owner) –
I’m really having a lot of fun with my 1 liter barrel. I have a whole bunch of cool ideas that I want to try out, but as a fan of peated scotch, I had to try an experiment with peat for my 1st run. After I cured it, I aged a bottle of Laphroaig 10 for 14 days, then another bottle of Laphroaig 10 for 14 more days. Now that the barrel is a little seasoned, I added a 1 liter bottle of Glenfiddich 12 that I will let sit for about 6 months. I’m excited to see what (if any) effect the peat will have on it! I’m planning to buy a 2 liter barrel to experiment with a flavor essence and a neutral spirit as well. I highly recommend picking up one of these barrels if you are even the slightest bit interested in aging your own liquor. It’s fun, and it’s easy!
Tony Anastasia (verified owner) –
I got my first barrel as a gift and just wondered what I was going to do with it. The answer is age some whiskey! I did have a small leak but one e-mail to customer service and a few days they sent some barrel wax and video links to get me fixed up! That barrel is holding some tequila and won’t be ready till March so……I must buy another barrel! My second barrel has aged a Southern with a comfortable feeling, Irish whiskey that rivals the company that starts with a J….ameson and is now aging a bourbon. As a home chef and foodie I highly recommend that you add a few RedHead Barrels to your kitchen arsenal. I guarantee they will soon become your favorite kitchen gadget!
I randomly found this website browsing for unique ideas for a father’s day gift, and Red Head totally came through! I started with a one liter to see if my dad would have an interest in it, and it turns out he was browsing for one himself a week or so before he got my gift!
He was so excited when it came, he opened everything up right away, got his little barrel ready, and is now aging his first batch! We can’t wait to try it, and it was so cool I’m wanting to get one of these for me and everyone I know! For now, I can definitely say, my dad loves the personalization and will be getting a bigger one for Christmas 😉
Thank you guys for your quick shipping and response, and you will be getting my business again soon!
Daniel (verified owner) –
I bought my first barrel from Red Head and I have been very pleased with the purchase. The 1 liter size was a perfect size for a starter barrel. After sealing it with beeswax it has held up great. I have my first batch of corn whiskey aging as we speak. Can’t wait to have a taste!
Customer service has been great, they checked in soon after to see how my first batch was coming along. 10/10 would recommend!
I purchased two of your 1 liter barrels as gifts for my two sons. They were ecstatic to receive such an awesome gift. They are whiskey enthusiasts and are now aging spirits in their new oak barrels. Great gift idea!!! I have experienced tasting aged whiskey from friends who have purchased two liter barrels from your company, the taste and experience was phenomenal. I’m in the process on deciding which barrel I’m going to purchase for my own whiskey aging. To top off my experience, your customer service and follow up is the best I’ve ever had..
phaseu (verified owner) –
Barrel came in great shape. After following instructions it sealed with no leaks after a few days. Added some blackberry moonshine for a few days to add flavor and have some whiskey aging right now. Very happy with the purchase.
Chad (verified owner) –
Great Barrel. I received two different barrels as presents. Red Head barrel had no leaks and works as advertised. The other one was a cheap knock off that leaks and fell apart. Great product
aloaixala (verified owner) –
Great barrel for aging. Well-made and seals very quickly. Waiting on my first aging process, but will be back for more!
For first time users, there are lots of very helpful and useful tips so don’t be worried. It’s a great entry level barrel. I mean you can start with 5 L but better start small and figure out what you like then you can expand.
zachlong08 (verified owner) –
This 1 liter oak barrel is awesome! It only took a couple days to get the barrel ready for whiskey without any problems. I decided to age a cheap bourbon whiskey first and after 3 weeks in the barrel it turned out great. Definitely a lot smoother with a darker color. I can’t wait to do more stuff with it. I’ll be buying more of these barrels to give as groomsmen gifts. Thanks!
beer_fan50 (verified owner) –
Found out about mini aging barrels sometime ago from a friend and decided to take a look-see on the internet to check them out. Happened upon Red Head Barrels and after reading some reviews and some of the info, decided to make a purchase. Ordered my first barrel a few weeks back. Cured and got it to seal then filled it with a bottle of store bought white lightning. It did leak a little after filling with the liquor, but I contacted the company and they sent me some free bees wax which did the trick on the leak. Been aging a couple of weeks now. Took a small sample and it has little color and some awesome taste .. already. I can hardly wait to give my aged libation a REAL try!
The barrel is quality made and I had the one I purchased personalized, which looks great! Shipping is quick and customer service is friendly and great(refer back in my review about the bees wax). So,bottom line here is I am thoroughly satisfied and I’m sure you will be too!
Matt (verified owner) –
Great quality of a barrels. My first barrel sealed within 4 hours. The first one is done already and has an amazing smooth flavor to it. Second barrel is almost done and after having other people taste the quality coming out of these barrels I now of a ton of friends looking to get their own barrels. I’ve bought from other places before but because of customer support and quality of product I’ll keep coming back to Red Head Barrels from now on.
jetabera (verified owner) –
Did a taste test on both my barrels March 13 2018. My first barrel weighed 1402 g and the second barrel weighed 1511g before the tasting, which means the first one lost 197g in the three months it was aging and the second barrel lost 135g in two months it aged. Looks like 2.3g per day is what “Angels” drink.
Tasting the first barrel at three months the color was Bourbon, and the finish was strong with a hint of leather/carmel. Adding water toned down the alcohol, and made the sweetness more pronounced. Reminded me of Knob Creek 100 proof, one of my favorites.
The second barrel had a stronger smoke taste, and also needed water to tone it down. The color was somewhat lighter, but a True Bourbon Tone.
I know Barrel Strength should be below 125 proof, and both my barrels finished well over that . I am very happy with both, and both are now bottled and tagged.
The first barrel is now filled with Grade A Dark Maple Syrup, and I am going to age it for as long as it holds out with me using it regularly on Pancakes and for cooking.
The second barrel , which had a stronger smoke flavor is back being used for Bourbon. This time it is filled with 300 ml Everclear (corn) 190 proof, 400 ml Vodka 80 proof (grain), and 300 ml of a GOOD Moonshine (white dog) at 100 proof. The filled weight is 1733g on March 25 2018 and I will start tasting it around Memorial Day.
Putting in my order now for a 3 liter Barrel, and extra Bung Plugs. The Bung Plugs did not seal well after refilling the barrels.
Jason (verified owner) –
Great product. I bought it to age some white lightning I have had for a while. Ran it through one of these barrels for 2 months then cut it and left it for just a week more. It is incredible how good the stuff tastes now considering it was just liquid fire without taste prior to aging. Highly recommend, great construction, no leaks within minutes of filling with water, and it looks great on the shelf while it ages.
VERY impressed with the quality of the barrel. I would it recommend it to anyone just for that reason. Prepping the barrel took about a week before the leaks stopped, so buyers definitely need to be patient with that process and don’t rush it. Keep it full and I had mine sitting in a casserole dish to catch drips until she was primed and ready to go.
Awesome product. Ordering a couple more flavors now.
jetabera (verified owner) –
My second 1 liter Redhead American White Oak Charred Inside Keg (Barrel).
Same preparation as my first barrel, this time No Leaks after soaking overnight.
Filled with 400 ml Everclear 95% Alcohol, and 600 ml Gran Legacy 80 proof Vodka.
My goal is to barrel a product that is over 51% corn mixed with wheat, rye and barley to end up with a barrel strength of about 125 proof. Bourbon in the making……
Once filled and sealed the barrel weighed 1646 grams. Fill date 01/15/18.
My first barrel is going into its second month, fill date 12/13/17. It contains Everclear and Spring Water for a fill proof of about 135 proof. It weighed 1599 grams once filled, and tonight , 01/15/18 it weighs 1534 grams which means “The Angels Like It !!!”
I will start tasting next week to keep tabs on the progress of the first barrel, and I will start tasting the second barrel after March 17th.
So Exciting… Love my New Hobby…..
Redhead 1 liter American White Oak, Charred Inside Keg.
Rinsed with Hot tap water multiple times to remove all wood chips-dust-debris from inside.
Sanded spigot with 60 grit paper so it fit into the hole about 1/2 way, wet it and installed it firmly. NOT HAMMERED
Filled Keg with Hot Water, set outside on stand. Leaking pretty bad. Top off water after awhile, a couple times, leak stopping.
After sitting outside for 36 hours, and numerous top offs, the keg is no longer leaking after last top off 6 hours ago.
Empty water and set on stand with bung hole down for an hour to allow all water to drip out.
Pour in 1 Bottle of Everclear 95% Grain Alcohol 750ml, and 295ml Arrowhead Spring Water to Fill Keg. Keg Fill Strength = 135 Proof.
Install Bung Plug, Wax any areas that leak, especially around both ends of the keg, rubbing the wax into the seam with a finger.
Stand keg on edge in stand so the spigot is at the highest point, open spigot to allow for expansion as keg sits in the sun 1 to 2 hours.
Close spigot and set keg in stand on its side as it is designed to fit, spigot hole facing down. Again rub waxed seams at any wet spots.
Keg now weighs 1599 grams, it is full, not leaking, ready to age gracefully. Set keg on stand in the garage. 12/13/2017
Expect to age between 4 to 8 months, tasting after 2 months and regular intervals until it is finished, but not too oak flavored. Also
monitor the keg weight month to month to watch the Angels Share weight loss. Will bottle in Glass Bourbon Bottles when ready.
Nicksimu (verified owner) –
I have been looking for a barrel for a while now to age my Brandy and I always seemed to end up on redhead barrels. So I decided to order a 2L as a test and I’ve had it for over a month now followed all the instructions to get it started and boy is it wonderful! I am most definitely going to be ordering more and of all different sizes. Thank you redhead for making a great product!!!
Andrew (verified owner) –
Ordered a 5L barrel delivered to Australia, barrel quality is great and no problems with the journey. Service was second to none with prompt emails. I made a mistake with the engraving and was promptly provided a refund. Will be shopping again soon!
mgmed (verified owner) –
Everything was easy. Came exactly how I wanted my barrel in a timely fashion. The curing was easy and now just time to wait for my own customized spirits. Mark
ewok126 (verified owner) –
I had ordered my second barrel and received it a few days ago. This time I went with a 10L barrel for Tequila to start off with. I cured the barrel as per instruction and again no issues what so ever. The quality of Redhead Oak Barrels in my honest opinion are the best on the market. I will not go any where else to order my barrels. Thank you guys for the great work.
Best Regards Chris Q (AKA Ewok)
ewok126 (verified owner) –
I had put in my order with a custom laser engraving and in a couple days time it shows up at my door. The quality is top notch. I cured the barrel as per instruction and it went off without a hitch. I now have some bourbon aging in it with no leaks what so ever and boy I cant wait to give it a taste in 14 days. Great job on the engraving it was perfect. I had also ordered the a bourbon bottle with matching engraving and it looks very very nice to say the least. I hope to be getting a couple more barrels soon. Thank you folks for the great product and super fast service.
Chris Q (AKA Ewok)
This is now my second barrel and I’m going to be order more! The quality is outstanding and it is so much fun to play around with each batch. Can’t say enough good things about it!
Stephanie Musumeci –
My wife bought me a 3 ml barrel kit for Father’s Day. I am aging your Kentucky bourbon essence and I am now at 5 weeks. I sampled some this weekend and it was amazing. I am bottling this upcoming weekend. I will never buy bourbon at the store again when I can make this unbelievably tasting product. Can’t wait to make my next batch. Going to try the rye next. Cheers!
Jan Hoffman –
In spite of having a leak that continued after 1 week, the shipping was quick and the replacement with another nonleaking barrel similarly very quick, so I give this a high rating. All I needed for replacement was a brief note followed by some photos of the leaky spot on the barrel. Very pleased with the high quality engraving that was done.
David Flagg (verified owner) –
Ordered a 5 liter oak barrel with a custom image design. The barrel arrived so quick and the image was perfectly done. I left water in the barrel for a week and never had a leak. This is a quality product, I would definitely buy again.
thebarzizzas (verified owner) –
Perfect birthday gift for a bourbon lover and for someone who has everything! Very will made, quick shipping and the engraving really made it special. Manhattans are aging as I type this!
krisfurrevig (verified owner) –
Very satisfied. Barrel came on time, with good quality engravings. Followed the instructions and was lucky enough to have no leaks and no issues. Aged some bourbon for 10 days and you can already taste the difference. It’s a great conversational piece to show off to friends and I’d be surprised if I don’t buy more barrels in the future. And if so, do you happen to make a “multi-barrel” wooden stand that can stack barrels (perhaps in a 6-barrel pyramid shape?)
David Brandin (verified owner) –
Took delivery of my third2 Liter barrel. Sealed up in one hour with water. It’s my third barrel and I use them for aging whisky [Scotch] after treating the barrel for 1 week [water] and two weeks [sherry]. I age everything from moderate priced blends to high end single malts. One older barrel leaked a little Sherry during a treatment so I sealed it with melted wax from a candle. Currently soaking the new barrel in Rum, which I will then decant and age a single malt. I repeat the cycle after aging Scotch for 2 months., back to Two weeks sherry, two months Scotch, and then back to Sherry. On the first barrel I had a spigot problem so they sent me an an embarrassing number of spigots. I prefer the smaller barrels and the preferred size would be 1.75L because large Scotch blends come in 1.75L bottles. To fill 2L you need to buy a 1.75L bottle [and drink the surplus].
Pru Bikkannavar (verified owner) –
From reading all these wonderful reviews, it’s clear that this is a great product and a great company. I followed Dustin when he moved over here from Woodstock Oak Barrels, and I’m glad to see the workmanship and customer service of RedHead Oak Barrels matches his! I haven’t been able to use a barrel yet, but I’ve now given two as gifts, and I look forward to attending more weddings and birthday parties, so I can purchase more! In fact… I may order MYSELF one this time. Yes, I think that’s a good idea. I’m going to do that right now! Thank you, RedHead!
jco.cel (verified owner) –
I bought the 1L Oak Barrel about a month and a half ago and put it to use right away. I monitored the Whiskey every two weeks or so and it was doing better every time. Just a few days ago I bottled it and the nose and taste of the whiskey was just amazing. I would definitely recommend Red Head Barrel and I will continue to buy from them. The customer service is very good as well which is always a plus.
I purchased the 20L Oak Barrel about 2 years ago and just yesterday I opened it up and bottled some of the brandy. Aged it for give or take 2 years and it came out amazing. You could smell it throughout the whole house. The flavors and the aroma were very irresistible. Actually thinking of purchasing another barrel within the next few days. I highly recommend these guys. Their customer service is very handy as well.
January (verified owner) –
We bought 2 barrels from Red Head and they are great! The first one was a gift for a friend and they loved it. No leaks at all and great quality. Then we ordered one for ourselves. Great quality, but it had one small leak that wouldn’t close up. Great customer service to help us troubleshoot, and when it still didn’t close up, they sent us another barrel! The new one never had a leak. The flavor is amazing as well! We will continue to purchase these barrels as we explore more aging, and we highly recommend these barrels to others!
Teresa (verified owner) –
I ordered an oak barrel as a farewell gift for a faculty member at our college. The recipient loved it and I will place another order. Steve and his team worked hard to meet my needs on short notice, and all arrived in good order.
James Paduano (verified owner) –
I recently purchased an 3L Oak Barrel to test a barrel aged cocktail. I went with the Glenmorangie 10yr Single Malt Scotch in a Rob Roy. Few things, use a lighter Vermouth, as it could overpower some of the flavor. Also, newer uses tend to age faster. First batch aged for about 12 days. Turned out incredible. Really impressed with the flavors added with the barrel. Great purchase and couldn’t recommend enough based on the quality of product. Also, called the company and experienced some exceptional customer service. Few and far in between with many companies these days. Looking forward to another barrel… this time, Old Fashioned.
Kevin (verified owner) –
This is my second order from Redhead, and they’ve both been amazing. A few years back I got a 20L barrel to age scotch in, and I recently ordered another (engraved) 20L for my wedding, as well as 10 of the groomsman kits. The staff was super helpful throughout the entire process (I probably emailed them 10 times asking questions), and they got my super complicated order perfect the first time. I genuinely can’t recommend Redhead enough, and will continue to sing their praises to anyone who will listen.
jchapman2803 (verified owner) –
I recently purchased a 1 liter barrel as a birthday gift for my future father in law. Needless to say it stole the show and will be aging spirits on his home bar for all to see. Thank you for a high quality product!
I ordered a custom 2L barrel for my boyfriend for our anniversary. I was super impressed with the quick and thorough responses I received to emails sent prior to submitting my order. The superb customer service that I experienced before I was even a paying customer is what sold me on placing my order with Red Head Barrels. The turnaround time after my order was placed was also impressive. The barrel turned out exactly how I had hoped and my boyfriend loved it! He is currently aging his first batch of whiskey and we can’t wait to try it out in a couple of weeks!
Tyson (verified owner) –
Amazing barrel – super easy ordering process. Have the first of three parts aging in it right now. Looking forward to seeing how much it has progressed at Memorial Day. The digital proof was quick and easy to revise. I will definitely be buying more of the same and upgrading in size when the time comes! Thanks a bunch – what a fun experience.
Adam (verified owner) –
I made a custom barrel for my Dad’s home tequila bar. He absolutely loves it and mentioned the quality of the barrel was excellent. He’s now aging his first Tequila and we’re looking forward to trying it when we go to visit.
Ryan (verified owner) –
I recently purchased a 1 Liter Barrel. I like all the additional tips that Redhead sends while you wait patiently the few days for delivery. The Barrel cured overnight. Aging Tequila for Cinco de Mayo. I’m itching to buy additional barrels for additional liquor types.
I recently purchased the 2 L barrel. Shipping was fast. Packaged well, with info on how to proceed. Made my first batch in two weeks. I waited an additional week to bottle it, and think maybe I will stick with two weeks (2 bottles rye essence, with 1.75 L Taaka vodka). I’ll be ordering more essence soon.
Michael (verified owner) –
Well, I purchased five (5) 1-liter barrels, one for each of my sons for Christmas. I gave each a bottle of cheap vodka and a couple of different bottles of essence. We don’t live near each other however through social media we have been keeping each other up-to-date on the progress of our batches. Next week we will all be back together again and will be sampling each other’s batches. I had already had a 2-liter purchased last fall and made my first vodka-based Tennessee whiskey. A couple of weeks ago I had friends over and we sampled Jack Daniels and my Tennessee whiskey and everyone found by batch more smoother. Today I filled the two litter up with Burnett’s Vanilla vodka ($13.99 for 2 liter bottle) and two bottles of Tennessee whiskey essence. Can’t wait to try the results in a few weeks.
Andrew (verified owner) –
I ordered a 1L as a gift. It arrived quickly and it looks and works perfectly. Don’t buy the cheap ones on amazon. I will definitely be getting more!
d.michael.elder (verified owner) –
Fantastic barrel. Very happy with the quality. When it was shipped, however, the stand somehow broke. When I brought it to their attention the promptly replaced it. Great quality barrel and great customer service.
griffin (verified owner) –
I ordered oak barrels from another company and burned them in my fireplace, the quality was poor and leaked all over, I did follow the instructions, and after about 10 days they stopped leaking. Then about week later they starting leaking all over my bar. I poured my scotch in bottles and called the company and sent pictures, they sent me two more and they were worse then the first one’s, no luck, the same thing couldn’t get them to seal, so into the fireplace they went. Now I purchased from Red Head Barrels and there is no comparison of the quality and craftsmanship that Red Head Barrels has to offer. It took 2 days to seal and now my scotch is aging just fine. Thank you Red Head Barrels.
mott1969 (verified owner) –
Ordered the 5 liter barrel for bourbon. Could not have been more pleased with the quality. Well made and reasonably priced. I will be getting more of these in the future. Thanks Redhead.
m.cantera (verified owner) –
The 2 liter barrel I ordered came ahead of schedule and was absolutely gorgeous. I loved that it can be used as a functional item as well as a decorative piece you have no problem displaying on your bar/mantel. I will definitely be ordering more from here in the future, not just the barrel but the flavors and cool knick knacks that they sell as well.
Rilee Woldeit (verified owner) –
Great product, great quality, and fast shipping. I will definitely be buying more. Thanks!
james (verified owner) –
Great looking engraved 3 liter barrel that adds tremendous flavor to the product. I have pulled 2 batches out of the barrel so far and am very pleased with the end result. Customer service was great during the engraving selection process. I would highly recommend REDHEAD BARRELS to anyone. I am currently in the process of placing another order with them.
georg.wolff (verified owner) –
Very good authentic barrels what gives a very good flavour to the liquor. Great!!! I’m really satisfied with all 10 of them. The shape is great and once you open it it smells intensively like oak. Amazing! A very small downer is the manufacturing of the barrels. I found some splinters of wood inside the barrels what I hardly couln’t get out. But I can live with it, I would absolutely order again
Mackenzie (verified owner) –
I ordered this for my fiance for his 30th birthday. I contacted customer service with a couple of questions that I had and they promptly got back to me with all the information I needed. Amazing customer service, great product, something I would absolutely order again!
Info1 (verified owner) –
Excellent Barrel quality, gives very good results. Personalized service, attention to detail, customer satisfaction and prompt shipment. Will definitely buy again. KC, PA
Kurt (verified owner) –
Bought a Red Head barrel for myself a few months ago, and am VERY satisfied. So I bought another as a gift for a friend, and got it engraved. He and his wife are crazy about it! If you want to give a fun, unique and practical gift and leave a lasting impression, get one personalized or with a meaningful inscription for your family member or friend. Highly recommended!
Michael (verified owner) –
Ordered 3 1-liter barrels and gave one to each of my sons. They love them and immediately started creating their innovations. The barrels are well crafted and I also purchased a maintenance kit for each. No leaks when preparing the barrels which to me shows how well the barrels are made. We are all looking forward to getting together soon and trying each others bourbon. Not only a fun thing to do but a great reason to get together. Highly recommend!
Meghan (verified owner) –
This is s great! It is my second purchase . I have done whisky and burban with amazing results . I am now considering another for tequila.
gregory (verified owner) –
I can’t say anything about the quality of whiskey but the order arrived on time, it is good quality, and the instructions are very easy to follow. The red head has my vote as a quality vendor, and I would no hesitation in purchasing all my barrels, etc. from them again.
Dean (verified owner) –
Red Head Oak Barrels are fast becoming an addiction with family and friends. What a conversation starter when you show up for a get together and instead of a bottle in hand you have a barrel. It’s a good thing my bench is getting deeper, as I await my newest FedEx delivery from my friends in Texas.
cjakubowski89 (verified owner) –
This product is great! The service was wonderful and I received my barrel in less than a week! It is a very quality product and I can’t wait to give it as a present!
Dave Booram –
Thanks for creating such a unique product for home use. Ordered my first two and am back for two more for gifts. Keep up the fine craftsmanship!
I bought a 2L barrel with essence kit and can’t believe the results with inexpensive vodka. I’ve also aged a medium grade whisky and am extremely pleased with what this barrel will do to the flavor in such a short time. I would recommend these barrels to ANYONE who likes liquor and is interested in making it flat out taste better. I love the barrel, talked my brother into buying one and had to buy one for my dad for Christmas as well. The customer service from these guys is amazing. Steve has been extremely helpful with questions and timely shipment. Thanks so much for your help!.
happyslap00 (verified owner) –
Ordered my 1 liter barrel and received it 2 day’s later. Very happy with the short amount of time I had to wait for it.
Barrel was in perfect condition and even though sometimes the hoops fall off, mine didn’t.
I have emailed Steve countless times and he has always gotten back to me in a quick manner. Thanks for that Steve.
Will definitely keep buying from you guys. Eager to age some more liquor and to flavor some cigars.
Stephanie (verified owner) –
Great product, fast international delivery with no issue with custom. unlike other place you can really customer your item with an image and text! Awesome customer service
Gary (verified owner) –
After several days searching for an oak barrel. I found redhead oak barrels. I ordered a 1L engraved. The product is well made the engraving is just what I ordered. The barrel was shipped the same day and I received it with in 3 days. Everything was perfect and as promised. Thanks
karenleee (verified owner) –
I gave the barrel to my husband last night as a birthday gift. He loves it! The etching is exactly as like I ordered. Steve was so personable and helpful over the phone, and the barrel was shipped promptly, and packed with the utmost of care.
I am quite sure I will be ordering more products in the future.
Jeremy (verified owner) –
Great product, I’m on my 3rd barrel, the first two I purchased as gifts after getting one for myself through a silent auction. I love the quality and the great way it shapes and mellows the flavors of my aged bourbon old fashions
Great customer service!! Very thorough, detail oriented. Steve wants to make sure you get exactly what you want, especially when you are engraving the barrel head. Absolutely LOVE the 20 Liter barrel, my fiancé and I bought, we are using it as the guestbook for our wedding. Super excited to have an awesome piece we can add to our home that we will treasure forever. The barrel also came to our house super quick after ordering, Steve doesn’t mess around. Thank you, Steve, for answering our questions very quickly and getting us a great product!
Kurt (verified owner) –
Great 3-ltr barrel!! I got mine engraved (which came out exactly as I wanted), and it still shipped very fast and arrived in only a few days. No leaks, cured easy. Customer service and communication was friendly, prompt and actually entertaining too. Anxious to try my drink! Red Head was a pleasure to deal with. Will likely order from Red Head again.
buniacke (verified owner) –
I ordered a 5 liter oak barrel along with the engraved bourbon bottle and whiskey glass set. The engraving on both the barrel and bottle/glass was absolutely perfect. I have only had my scotch aging for a little over a week and I tested it this weekend and the taste is amazing. Extremely happy with my purchase and sorry I have not found Red Head Barrels sooner.
chartiam (verified owner) –
I purchased a 3L barrel and 3 engraved bourbon bottles as a wedding gift for my fiance. The team at Red Head were extremely communicative and accommodating to my special engraving requests. From ordering to arriving at my door took only a week (even with requested proofs) and the quality was even better than expected. It also helped that their emails along the way were hilarious. I can’t say enough about how pleased I was with this whole process!
Tim Selby –
Pretty fun to be an alchemist….at least that is what my friends say! I went with a one liter barrel and bourbon flavoring. After two weeks, removed the magic stuff and it tasted good. Then I went a little wacky and infused with dried cherries in a liter jar and it now makes a tasty Old Fashioned.
April Zaterka (verified owner) –
I bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. I had a custom image engraved, I am extremely happy with my purchase. The engraving looked beautiful and service was excellent. Only took about a week to receive my barrel once ordered. Most of that waiting time was due to shipping. My boyfriend loved the gift. His whisky is aging in the barrel now and he can’t wait to taste test in the coming weeks.
Dean (verified owner) –
I just filled my third 1 liter redhead barrel and I must say the results from the first two have been the stuff of dreams. After just 4 weeks, the cheapest Evan Williams I could find on the bottom of the shelf produced a dark amber liquor that bested a small batch Red Rose, a straight bourbon Angels Envy and a 26 year Old Blowhard. Yes, I had to refill the barrel as my bourbon drinking friends let the spout run dry. Who cares, there’s another barrel in the on deck circle with a cheap Jim Beam just dying to get out. Can’t wait to tweak my custom engraving and order more barrels for Christmas. Steve, you guys rock!
Ordered the 3 liter barrel, shipping was a day early – and product was exactly as described. Well packed and damage free. Instructions included with the barrel and the additional on line information was perfect. Had the barrel sealed and started by first batch within 24 hours – 5 days left until the fist taste test. I hope that it tastes every bit as good as the rests of my dealing with RedHead has been – they are a great vendor and I highly recommend them
bfoster (verified owner) –
This was a great experience. Not only did Red Head tell me when the barrels were made and shipped they followed up shortly after the barrels arrived to make sure that I received them. I am very happy with the barrels and the labels look awesome. I have another one already ordered.
Cassandra (verified owner) –
Awesome product! Engraving looks wonderful and very professionally done. I recommend to all my accounts if they would like to do barrel aged cocktails. Looking forward to trying a tequila aged cocktail in a few weeks. All barrels come with a helpful instruction manual which is great! Thanks again!!
Bought the 1/2 gallon, 2. liter Redhead Oak Barrel for aging some single malt whiskies [scotches] after I flavor the barrel with sherry for a few weeks. Kit arrived in a timely fashion. Per the instructions, all went well and the cask sealed, but there was a small leak in the spigot which wouldn’t stop. I wrote Red Head and they sent me free three more spigots. Right now I’m aging the barrel with Sherry and no leaks. My only problem is what to do with the 2. liters of sherry when I put the whisky in the barrel. I may need to buy another barrel. Also. note that you need three .75 liter bottles of sherry or booze to put 2 liters in the barrel. Save or drink the left-over! And save the empty sherry bottles if you want to store the sherry [or port] after you replace it with booze.
Matthew (verified owner) –
Purchased a 2L barrel. Steve was great help and took care of my requests. He was awesome to work with and the product is fantastic! The quality and craftsmanship is all there. Aging my first batch as I write this. Thanks Red Head!
ericandersnavy (verified owner) –
Bought a 1 liter barrel from Redhead. I am a veteran and wanted to give this veteran owned business my money. Experience was great. Received the barrel the very next day just in time for my friends birthday present!! I can’t say enough good things about this team. Communication, fast shipping, etc…A+ in my book!! Go Navy!!
bought two 1 liter barrels and cured them and now I am letting my bourbon age in them. the process of curing was explained well and all instructions were easy to follow. Can’t wait for it to age and hope I can let it sit for a couple of years!
michael (verified owner) –
Judy got my 10 liter barrel and was pleasantly surprised that the quality was better than I expected. The engraving was perfect. When I went to cure the barrel, it sealed up in less than 45 minutes. The barrel got so warm that I had to hug it. It was a long hug too. I then quickly loaded it with a special recipe that I use to make a Black Walnut Whiskey. I won’t sample it until Christmas (6 months down the road). Nah, I probably can’t wait that long for a taste! This 10 liter barrel compliments my 5 1 liter barrels. I used them now for quite a while and came up with 3 favorite recipes, plus you can’t beat the Highland Malt Scotch Whiskey Essence that Mr. Redhead sells. The 5th barrel is used for experimentation recipes. This is so much fun to do and the barrel aged flavor really spoils you. I rather drink from the barrels than a store bought whiskey bottle. If you are on the fence to purchase, do not think twice. Save on shipping and purchase enough barrels that will fit on your counter top.
Thanks again for a great, beautiful barrel! I won’t shop anywhere’s else but Redhead!
lalix06 (verified owner) –
I was honestly so surprised when she got it for me, it was absolutely perfect. It looks amazing and I’ve already told everyone I know that drinks whiskey/ bourbon about it. It’s an instant talking point and everyone wants to try my first batch! My first batch was a bottle of Makers Mark that I let age in it for 28 days before pouring back into the bottle. I tried it at days 7, 14, 21, and 28. I definitely notice the difference. I now have a bottle of Elijah Craig 12 year in it which I plan to let sit longer. I also was sure to save some of the original EC so that I can compare when I finally am finished aging it. Thanks again!
I recently purchased two American oak barrels from Redhead Barrels in the 5 & 10 liter sizes. The barrels came with spigot, stand, cleaning agent, and instructions for cleaning and curing of the barrels. Each barrel is lightly charred and once cleaned and cured as per the included instruction the barrels never leaked a drop. I was so pleased with the quality and price I am going to purchase some of the larger barrels with the flavor infusion and see how the preform.
russferdico (verified owner) –
After ordering the 20L barrel for larger projects I purchased the 3L for smaller endeavors. The 3L is a more manageable size for those who do not want to lock into a larger commitment. The barrel quality and engraving were the same as the last barrel I ordered. And, yes, all of your barrels should be engraved or you’re just missing out. I also ordered the flask this time around. I like it. It’s a standard sized flask wrapped in brown leather that will find its way into my camping pack.
lisapitts (verified owner) –
My Hubby Loves it and is on his second batch already! Love It❤️
diesel4ever (verified owner) –
I ordered the 10L barrel and it arrived promptly and in excellent condition. The engraving was completed very well too. It cured in 10 days and I filled it with my own blend of whiskeys. I’ve set aside 6 ozs of the start mix and I’m looking forward to checking the favor in four months. Happy Trails! Nick
jbed54 (verified owner) –
Thank you and our barrel has been just great. No leaking or any other issues, looks beautiful and aging our value bourbon to a higher quality. We do use it as a dispenser of the bourbon, but your advice on rotating has prevented any leaks. Thanks again, -Joe B.
Bryan Spears (verified owner) –
As always, the barrels arrived quickly, and in great shape. Had engraving completed on all barrels, and they looked perfect. While soaking them, I unfortunately lost 2 of the bungs. I emailed customer service, and was able to get them replaced within a day, or two. Thank you for the excellent customer service! I will continue to order from Red Head, and spread the word whenever I get the chance on how great you guys are.
Love it! Very quick on shipping. The engraving was perfect. As soon as it came in I sealed the barrel 1 day. Then put in the grain alcohol and the cinnamon and it is still aging. I will be ordering more from Red Head love the videos.
Jorge (verified owner) –
Placed an order for a 10 liter barrel on a Friday, it was processed and shipped same day and received the barrel that following Tuesday. I couldn’t wait to start the curing process. Due to the larger size, the barrel is on day 5 of curing and still has a few areas to soak, but I’m not worried as the curing process could take up to two weeks for things to fully seal given the barrel’s size. Once completely cured, the plan is to dump a cheap, but highly regarded straight bourbon in it for a good while (4 months), rack the bourbon back into the bottles and then rack my Barleywine ale into it for about 4 months, give or take a few weeks. The goal is two-fold. Get some good tasting bourbon to reuse in the barrel over the years, bottle some of it as gifts and most importantly give that barleywine a beautiful bourbon barrel-aged flavor. The construction of the barrel is great and the stave thickness is just over 1/2″ once it’s wet. I’ll report back once I’ve gotten to taste both the Bourbon and barleywine by end of year. Thank you, Red Head!!!
Bryan Spears (verified owner) –
I have bought two 5 liter barrels, and so far i have empted one of them twice and one of them once. The darkness and taste on both were great. I added a clear bourbon and in about 5 months empted it, and gave it to friends and family all wondering where i bought the bottle and if they can get more. I would recommend this product to my friends and family. Also buying 7 more for a wedding to give out for all the groomsmen. THANK YOU RED HEAD
Shea.Lance (verified owner) –
Hi Steve: I’ve ordered and received four of your 1-liter barrels. The engraving looks great. The barrels cured easily and quickly after following your instructions. Barrel aging whiskey (with vanilla and coffee), rum (with cinnamon, vanilla and coffee), and tequila (oak alone) has yielded delicious results. When one of my spigots began to leak, your customer service was outstanding! Your website is a great resource.
philitmcdaniel (verified owner) –
Here is an update on the 1 liter barrel. I followed the instruction to the letter and everything came out splendidly! I now have some Haitian Rum aging in the barrel. No leakage. I also purchased the maintenance kit — a very useful adjunct.
The barrel is destined for my son who is purchasing a new home and this will be a welcomed addition to his den. I am now thinking of purchasing a somewhat larger barrel to age wine for my other son who is quite the connoisseur and who is also planning a new home purchase this year.
A great product, well made and a real conversation piece while being also useful.
Terry (verified owner) –
Ordered a 2 liter custom engraved and got it so fast my head spun. Followed the instructions on curing the barrel and the leaking stopped in a matter of just a few hours. I’ve got my first batch of Jameson in it now and I can’t wait to start sampling it. It looks as cool as all get out and my friends are going nuts over it. Thanks for a really great product that is lots of fun.
russferdico (verified owner) –
I ordered the 20 liter barrel for aging whiskey and rum and its one of the coolest things I’ve ever owned. The quality of the barrel is great and will add character to any room. This size barrel requires a little patience at first. If you’re still getting leaks after a few days don’t panic! It’s a big barrel and its going to need some time to cure so just be sure to put it somewhere that can get wet. My barrel stopped leaking in three days and is holding 20L of whiskey. Go the few extra dollars and have it custom engraved. The work is top-notch and really adds to the coolness of owning your own aging barrel.
Warning: The 20L barrel is for the ‘go big or go home’ type of person.
Anders (verified owner) –
I ordered two 3 liter barrels for aging Negoni and Manhattan. Both barrels were beautifully engraved and have now been fully cured (four days of hot water and not a drop of leakage). After also soaking the whole barrels in hot water for about five hours some of the dark wood color leached, but the engraving became more distinct against the lighter wood. Be careful to rub the bands dry so they do not rust if you do this. I am now ready to blend my cocktails and start the aging process. I can’t wait (but will!) to taste the results! My friends are as impressed with the barrels as I am.
Peter (verified owner) –
I just received my barrel today and I can’t wait to cure it and start using it! I intend to do that this weekend. I just wanted to drop you a line to say how wonderful the ordering experience was for me. I’m in business myself in the corporate world and managing the customer experience is something that I deal with on a daily basis and is the key to success. You did that so well with your confirmation emails and helpful videos in addition to providing your email and phone number. Very nice Steve.
I’ll be showing off my barrel to friends and family in order to barrel age Manhattans so maybe you’ll see a few more orders from us in Connecticut. Take care.
chad (verified owner) –
I bought a few barrels from this company. They work great. One of them started leaking and I emailed them and they sent me a new one right away. Great customer service.
leebo804 (verified owner) –
just got my first 1 liter barrel aging process started love the quality . customer service is the best ordering process was great even called and talked to steve i really like the idea of actually being able to speak to a real live person all my questions was taken care of thanks steve the videos are great plan on ordering bottles and glasses soon
Paul (verified owner) –
We got our son a 1 liter barrel kit for Christmas and we just got ours this week. We have been a family of scotch drinkers going back to the 1960s. Everybody needs to listen and read the information the Steve has put on the internet. You WILL find combinations that interest you and ones that are obvious to use. Anyone who enjoys an adult beverage should consider investing in one of these Red Head Barrels. FANTASTIC!!!
William (verified owner) –
Barrel arrived quickly-exactly as described. Everything included. Appears to be very high quality. Just started the curing process and there was very little leaking and all the bands were tight. Looking forward to aging ale.
Ken (verified owner) –
I bought the 1 Liter and 2 Liter barrels. Easy ordering, quick delivery, excellent instructions on how the cure the barrels and overall a great purchase. I did tequila (1800 silver) and one vanilla bean in the 1 Liter and just tequila in the 2 Liter. I would take Steve’s advice and and not go more than 3-4 weeks for your first aging. The 1 Liter with vanilla bean was perfect at 3 weeks; deep, smooth vanilla flavor. I waited one more week before bottling and noticed more of an oaky, wood taste. Not bad just different. At 3 weeks the vanilla bean was more pronounced. Bottom line, great experience and will by again from Redhead Oak Barrels. Thanks!
Carol Worley (verified owner) –
Bought six of the 2-liter barrels for Christmas presents and they were HUGE hits with everyone! I had each custom designed with their names and “private reserve” on them. The tutorial on the web site is great for helping them set things up and getting their reserve started. I also got quick responses from Steve in the ordering process and when we were setting things up. Heck, he even responded within minutes on a weekend! That’s how customer service should be done! Whiskey is now aging nicely in four different states! We’ll see how well they did in a couple of months! Thanks Steve for your help in making these gifts a success!
johnvitt (verified owner) –
I received the 2 liter barrel as an Xmas gift and love it. I also bought a 5 liter barrel for a friend who already owns a 2 liter barrel. It was very easy to set up and the how to videos on your site were extremely helpful in getting started. The first batch was excellent and was very surprised at how these barrels change the flavor so quickly. I’m already on my second batch and can’t wait to taste it in another week. Excellent product and will be placing another order very soon. Thanks Redhead!
James (verified owner) –
First of all i want to say thanks for all of the outstanding support you gave me throughout this process. You went above and beyond my expectations and really delivered true customer service on your product. Thanks you!
Now, to the barrel, I had a little trouble getting the spigot to seal up tight with the barrel so Steve sent me a new one. I still had a small leak and Steve just voluntarily sent me a new barrel without me even asking. I’ve just finished my first batch, I put a bottle of regular Jim Beam in for a little over a week and you just can’t believe the difference in smoothness and taste. I works better than advertised. I’m a sipper so I haven’t started batch #2 yet, but I can’t wait to try my next batch out.
Logan (verified owner) –
I now am on my second 1 liter barrel. My first one was having some bad leaking issues but I will not complain or blame Red Head because we emailed back and forth trying to figure out a solution trying this to seal it and when nothing worked he simply sent me another barrel for free. This barrel amazed me it was sealed up in a couple hours no issues at all. I understand it’s impossible to make sure all barrels seal because the customer has to cure it but what means the world to me is the customer service. I am able to email him at almost any time and he gets back to me very fast. I will without a fought stay a loyal customer and be buying many more barrels from Red Head. I will be getting married this sept. And I want to make a 20 liter batch and use the barrel to dispense it at the reception. I’m so excited to continue my whisky making.
More219 (verified owner) –
I gave my husband the 3 liter barrel for Christmas, he absolutely loved it. The engraving was a great personal touch. The workmanship on the barrel is terrific and he can’t wait to use it. Ordering from Red Head Barrels was quick and easy. Thank you for helping me give my husband a gift he likes and will have for a long time!
Matt (verified owner) –
I recently ordered two 2L custom engraved barrels and they are fantastic.
The proofs were ready within hours, and the barrels arrived much more quickly than I thought they would for a custom order. I completely agree with the other reviewers who noted that your customer service is excellent. The videos are helpful and when I needed to talk to you on the phone, you personally answered the call and were very helpful.
Will definitely be ordering from you again!
I ordered a 3L barrel and the Irish whiskey flavoring as a gift for my father in law. It got here really fast and looks amazing. I’m really excited to give it to him and I’m sure he will love it.
robby-joco (verified owner) –
Super fast shipping. Followed curing instructions and everything was really easy. Can’t wait to try the rum I’m aging now and trying some Redhead recipes later. Great folks!
acntpls (verified owner) –
I purchased two 1 liter oak barrels for tequila. One was a gift, the other I kept. I added a reposado and aged it for only 3 weeks. It tasted amazing; a nice char and oak texture. I filled my flask for the company holiday party and was good to go. I also had not problems with setting up the barrel, it didn’t leak one bit. I’m very happy with it and intend to buy a few for Christmas presents.
I bought an engraved barrel for a Christmas present. Even if the whiskey we’re aging turns out to not be the best the barrel itself is a perfect accessory for the bar. It looks so good! I can’t wait to start the aging process. Everything was packaged nicely and came promptly. Looking forward to buying some accessories for our whiskey!
mpav11 (verified owner) –
I received my customer 1 Liter barrel and really enjoy it!!! Started with a vanilla bourbon. Steve even gave me some tips on how to get it going. I also had a faulty spigot. Customer service sent me a new one and I was off and running. There is nothing better than a company that stands behind their product. A great company and product to deal with.
John (verified owner) –
I received my custom engraved 1 litter barrel and I love it! I aged a port in it for 3 days an it turned out great. Next I aged some Knob creek for 4 days and it rocks! The color is much deep and richer. The nose is sweet, with notes of Carmel and oak. The taste is so much smoother and richer. I HIGHLY recommend these barrels!
Catharina (verified owner) –
Extremely happy and excited about the Oak Barrel. Ordered as a gift, custom engraved turned out amazing. It shipped and arrived 200% earlier then expected, just in time for Christmas.
Thank you very much,
ryanfarmerfilms (verified owner) –
Really love the product. Your team’s work was on point and very patient with me when designing the barrel. It turned out to be a great gift for a groom to be. We made our first batch at the Bachelor party and drank it at the wedding a month later, Great gift at a great value. Thanks for making DIY whiskey possible.
raulreynoso0511 (verified owner) –
Just ordered my barrel… But so far great customer service… Respond quick to emails and make sure that the customers needs are satisfied. thumbs up!
sarahewhall (verified owner) –
So happy with my barrel and whiskey glasses order. They look great, exactly how I wanted them. Super fast processing and shipping, too. Plan on buying more from Red Head Barrels!
Logan (verified owner) –
I ordered a one liter barrel for myself and once I got the barrel to seal up I was so happy with it. I really think that they have great customer service. I was emailing Steve for a month prior to my order so I new what I wanted, and he help me with pointers on sealing my barrel. The barrel looks like some great quality and I’m looking forward to enjoying my first batch of Canadian rye
Stephen (verified owner) –
I purchased the 1L flavoring kit to start with and enjoyed the one barrel so much I ordered another 1L and a 2L. The quality of the products and the customer service is outstanding!
Jacob (verified owner) –
Great little barrel!!!! 20 liter size has been perfect for 5 gallon batches of home brew. Just the right char and great oak flavor. Has added a whole new dimension to our home brewery, and has years of service left opposed to buying used wine or spirit barrels. Will be buying more for sure!.
Jim Thomas (verified owner) –
Received my first 5 liter barrel a few days ago. Quite reasonably priced, and very satisfied with the craftsmanship. Finished curing, and looking forward to my first batch of home made baking Vanilla. Will definitely be ordering my second barrel from these guys very soon!
Marco (verified owner) –
Bought the 2 liter Oak Barrel (engraved). Liked it so much, I upgraded to an additional barrel (Bourbon cured, engraved, 3 liter). Equally fantastic! Steve takes his job seriously and has great customer service. Would buy from here again.
Brent (verified owner) –
The Barrel is working wonders for us, It has made the original flavor even better by barreling it, We have pulled samples out weekly to test and they are getting better every week, We want to also Thank you for taking the time to fix the logo and curing the barrel for us, We will be definitely be ordering a few more barrels soon for another project, Keep doing what your doing, Talk with you guys again soon, Have a good week, Brent
Jeff Barnett (verified owner) –
I have bought 5 barrels and I am ordering 3 more. I am now sharing with my friends. Great product. I use mine for tequila and rum.
Brian (verified owner) –
Wow! These barrels are much better looking in person! I age my whiskey for a month using the flavors available from Red Head. For a tip, add a shot of Crown apple or maple for a treat. When I feel crazy, I’ll add a shot of Fireball to the mix. Shipping is fast and the custom work is second to none. Since my first batch………I’ve ordered two more barrels. Very happy with Steve’s service. I even got a personal phone call from Steve when I had a question. By the way Steve, thanks for the shot glass!
Nicholas (verified owner) –
Steve’s customer service skills are incredibly prompt and helpful. His instructional videos and information make the entire process and setup a breeze. I have ordered a total of 4 Barrels and have had one engraved, it turned out fantastic and all the barrels quality are top notch!!
bannekar (verified owner) –
Pepper sauce! As in hot pepper sauce. This is what I use my barrels for. Call me eccentric, but I like nothing better than making my own pepper sauce from my own home grown hot peppers, aged in RedHead oak barrels. Around early October the hot peppers in my garden here in VA are at their peak! I grow several different varieties (sorry but my blends are a guarded family secret!) Peppers are mashed in a food processor, then scooped into an oak barrel along with some kosher salt, and a touch of raw sugar. It’s then aged/fermented in the barrel for 2 months, before adding apple cider vinegar. Then a bit more aging and finally processed through a food mill to produce the finished product. Sweet liquid fire!!
I am an admitted and unapologetic perfectionist. The quality of the barrels have all been first rate and dealing with Steve has been a real pleasure. Last year’s hot sauce was the best yet! Have a bumper crop of peppers this year; just waiting for the barrel to arrive so I can start on this year’s sauce.
rener (verified owner) –
My first batch was a Manhattan, Thirty five days later… it was addicting. I just recently purchased a three liter because the one liter will go to fast sharing with friends. I have another batch of bourbon with some XO cognac blend . I will be experimenting with another batch called “ Oaxaca Old fashion” anejo tequila, mezcal, agave nectar, bitters. —- Thanks a lot everyone.
chrisbrandenburg (verified owner) –
I gave the barrel as a wedding gift to my best friend of 20 years, Filled with Woodford of course! He absolutely loved the barrel! It was a huge hit at the wedding, that thing holds a lot more than it looks. So we had a good time 🙂 Thank you all for doing such a good job on it! It came out amazing and your delivery was super fast! My friend will have something to remember his wedding forever as well as damn good tasting bourbon! Thanks you all! I will be using your company and will recommend every chance I get!
Logan (verified owner) –
Ordered three two liter barrels for aging my whiskey and was immensely impressed with them. All three were so well made that they were almost completely leak proof before I treated them. I have already filled up all three and I plan of coming back here when I need more.
skyhawk (verified owner) –
From Reposado to Anejo in only three weeks! I ordered two barrels to try and filled one with a good Reposado Tequila and another with Bourbon. With just three weeks in a 2L barrel, the Tequila was much darker and smoother – it looked Anejo but tasted even better. I bottled it and next time might try a little longer but I don’t think it needs much more. It turned an already good tequila into a marvelous tequila.
After 3 weeks the bourbon is much more mellow but probably needs another few weeks to get there for me. I plan to order several more barrels so I can keep experimenting with my own blended whiskey concoctions and keep enough tequila in rotation. These barrels will pay for themselves with the savings compared to buying exotic liquors !!
BRETT (verified owner) –
Extremely fast shipping time, even with engraving option…barrels look awesome and are exactly as described…perfect groomsmen gifts!!
aurbanowski (verified owner) –
recently received my barrel it took 3 days to tighten up ,filled it with Polish Bimber can’t wait to taste !
ddiehl2 (verified owner) –
Barrels arrived very quick. Only took three days to seal. I put in two liters of whiskey with a little raspberry flavor to cure the barrel. Plan to put some shine in next to age with raspberry flavor. Plan on buying more barrels in the near future.
Joshua (verified owner) –
Fantastic barrels! I got my first 2 liter barrel as a gift (different company) and decided to get another from here to see which was better….redhead did not disappoint. I’m buying my third barrel from this site, and it is cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen. I also got 2 of the 750ml bottles for storage, great price and quality.
Paul (verified owner) –
Ordered a 3 L barrel with Tennessee Essence, and1L glass Jug. Within 1 hour I had an email w/tracking number. The barrel and supplieswere on my doorstep within 3 days. Very high quality craftsmanship on barrel. Followed directions for cleaning/prepping barrel. Crafted some Bourbon, should be ready in a few days. Getting ready to order anothrr barrel and more supplies to give as gift. Awesome customer Service, vety unique gift idea. 5 out of 5 STARS!!
Customer Service: They promptly answered the phone when I called in a question and were able to quickly guide me through my questions! 10/10
Shipping: Ordered on a Friday and got it on a Wednesday with engraving! Very reasonable!
Satisfaction: My father has one of these and absolutely loves them so I decided to buy one for a friends wedding, and it was the most popular wedding gift! 10/10 would recommend for any gift! Thanks guys for what you do!
ekgerstner14 (verified owner) –
My brother and I ordered a custom engraved barrel for our Dad on Father’s Day. He absolutely loved it! The engraving looked great as well as the barrel. He is already asking about having another larger barrel made! Fast shipping and great product! Thanks RedHead Barrels!
Nubbin Davis (verified owner) –
ordered a barrel for a birthday present,fast shipping and it looks great .Will order again for sure
salparra0123 (verified owner) –
After 1 week I received a great oak flavor in all 3 of my barrels. It works better than I even expected. I am buying another one for a friend and will buy more in the future. Thanks so much!
Scott (verified owner) –
I can’t speak for long term quality of the barrels…. Yet. I can say that the the speed of delivery of the order was amazing. I live in Houston. It took two days for the package to be on my doorstep. I had a couple of questions which I submitted through emails and was replied to very quick. They take pride in their service and it shows. The barrels come with instructions that fully explain, in a simple manner, what to do with your new barrels. If there is anything that you are still pondering about after reading the instructions, you can go on the website and there will be a video to answer any question that you might still have. ORDER A BARREL! It’s really cool. Why would you want a plain old glass bottle holding your liquor, when you can have a sweettastic oak barrel from Red Head nurturing your baby spirits into a finely matured nectar of the gods. I’m super pumped to try my J. Beam 2L barrel after aging for about two weeks. I know, I’m boring, but I love some beam. Only a week left until I taste that sweet nectar. Soon I will be making all kinds of combinations and having a lot of fun doing it. You should too!
paige.potter (verified owner) –
Ordered a barrel for my husband for our anniversary. The ordering process was very easy and the engraving looks great! The shipping time was very quick! I ordered the barrel on a Saturday and it was on my doorstep by Tuesday afternoon. These guys did a great job! We will be ordering many more for us and as gifts!
Strike (verified owner) –
Ordered my second barrel and had problems curing it, one of the staves appeared to be broken and it wouldn’t stop leaking. I emailed support and sent them a photo, they immediately sent out a new barrel…no hassle. Problems are going to happen but it’s nice to know they stand behind what they sell.
Great concept, I am up to 5 barrels. ?No sense in buying expensive whiskeys, when you can age your own and have fun. Turned on two of my friends and they are having fun. We talk about our whiskeys every time we speak. We even talk to the barrels! It helps! Hard part is waiting two months, but it is worth it! If you get one you will be hooked, trust me. Great company to do business with. They want you to have fun and make sure you are enjoying their products.
Thank you Red Head Oak, you added a new dimension of fun to my circle of friends.
Andrew (verified owner) –
I spent a few days looking around the internet for personal oak barrels, I ended up ordering 4 of the 1 liter barrels for groomsmen gifts. I am very happy that I ended up going with Red Head. All 4 were customized with the guy’s name and hometown. They all came out perfect in both barrel quality and personalization. Not to mention that the price was better than the competitors. The next step is to order a larger one for my own personal use.
stephanie.jackson (verified owner) –
I started working with Red Head Barrels back in November. I had never ordered barrels before and Steve walked me through the process, uses, and cleaning instructions before I placed my order. Since November, I have ordered a total of 5 barrels. The engraving has been consistently sharp across all orders which were efficiently processed and shipped. I really enjoy working this company and look forward to continuing to do so in the future! Stephanie (Death’s Door Whiskey)
dospiggott (verified owner) –
I ordered 4 1L barrels for my groomsmen and of course I had to get 1 for myself. Steve was very very helpful in answering all my questions and I was blown away at how quickly I received them all! They all looked great. The engravings were exactly what I asked for and they even provided a proof to verify before I ordered. My barrel took 2 days to cure and I just put scotch in it…its going to be hard to wait to try it.
The only thing I would recommend to new owners is be careful of the water you cure the barrel with. I was very sloppy with mine (intentionally pouring hot water all over the barrel) and found that the rings bled a little and the wood is discolored. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest, they are aging barrels in use after all, just thought people should know if they care about the aesthetics that much.
I know my groomsmen are going to love them and I cant wait to see their reactions!
sandhsu (verified owner) –
I bought two, one liter, barrels to age Costco Kirkland brand tequila. The barrels arrived on time and were packed well. When I opened the box, one of the barrel rings had come off. I watched one of Steve’s YouTube videos on how to fix this issue and I was able to reseat the ring myself. During the curing process of the barrels I noticed that one of the barrels would not stop leaking from the face/front and back of the barrel. I contacted Steve after I watched another one of his YouTube videos on what to do if you have a leaky barrel. Steve was quick to respond and sent out barrel wax to seal up the leak. After watching, yes, another YouTube video, I was able to seal the leak. Thank you Steve!
I am ordering another two, one liter, barrels, barrel wax and stoppers. These barrels will hold cocktails. Cheers!
Strike (verified owner) –
I ordered a 1L barrel with engraving and it took less than a week. The barrel looks great, the engraving was spot on and only took a few days to seal. I put some cheap port in for a week and then a liter of Doubled and Twisted. (https://www.drinkspirits.com/whiskey/charbay-doubled-twisted-light-whiskey/) It’s been aged in stainless steel for 4 years, now it’s going to age in my barrel till my 50th birthday in September. (Assuming I can wait that long) I plan on ordering at least one more barrel.
Sheila (verified owner) –
Great service! I love my barrel. Good size. May get another!
All I can say is my experience with red head was amazing. I wanted a package to send out to my groomsmen before the wedding ( they live all across the country) and wanting personal engraving and gift cards. I had an amazing fast response from support and they catered to my every need. The barrels got shipped out extremely fast and everyone loves them. I can’t wait to try mine and I’m happy I went with red head
Robert (verified owner) –
I got my 5 L barrel it way almost 100% water tight from the start and I’m working on 5L of a dark rum as I write this, great and prompt service, Thanks Bob M.
jason.billue (verified owner) –
I ordered my 1st 1 ltr barrel 3 months ago and ordered my 2nd 1 ltr barrel 2 months ago, I have completed my first batch of Irish Whisky, tastes great! I have a tequila recipe brewing now and just started another Irish Whisky.
Steve and his team are wonderful, they respond to any questions you may have about the products or the process involved in aging. The 1 ltr barrels from Red Head Barrels are good quality and with proper maintenance will last a long time; I have read that other sites have very poor quality barrels. As we, all know a quality barrel will provide quality spirits.
If you are planning or just pondering the idea about aging your own spirits take the leap spend the little bit of money and grab yourself a 1 ltr barrel, and just have fun with it. Steve and his team and the rest of us are here to help.!!
Charissa (verified owner) –
For my husband’s birthday I ordered him a 5 liter barrel. This was the first time I purchased anything from Red Head.. It was amazing! Your attention to detail was perfect, and we got it so fast!!! I work in a liquor store and always tell people about your products! My husband couldn’t be happier! We’ll be getting more barrels soon! THANK YOU GUYS! !!
Adam (verified owner) –
I purchased two 1l. barrels and have about a week on each aging some Irish Whiskey. Both barrels look great, I kind of wish I would have done some engraving on them, maybe the next ones I will. The seasoning process was a bit nerve wracking at first, but after a few days they both sealed up tight and are working wonderfully. I am looking forward to bottling and starting a new batch in a few weeks.
bstings22 (verified owner) –
I recently purchased a 5 liter barrel. The barrel was shipped and received within four days. I was extremely pleased with the quality and anxious to begin aging some whiskey. I look forward to report on the results.
I would HIGHLY recommend this product.
Jason Kendall (verified owner) –
My friend received his barrel and loved it. He said the engraving was spot on! Between the great customer service and great quality of the product my experience with Red Head Barrels has been awesome. I will definitely recommend them and if I ever need anything else like this again I will definitely use them!
cbogatsky (verified owner) –
I bought a custom 3L barrel as a gift, and Steve and his team were not only incredibly timely but so helpful in getting the design just right. The whiskey is still being aged, and I am about to purchase a barrel for myself so I can start to age some bourbon.
Rob (verified owner) –
Steve, I just finished my first batch of OLD FASHIONS and they are fantastic!!!! This whole thing started at my favorite bar when a friend of mine bought me a barrel aged old fashion that was over the top good until I saw how much they charged $15 per cocktail. I am having a blast with my barrel and have told all my friends about your barrels. I was very impressed when I called about my barrel leaking around the front rim and you answered the phone!!!! You told me all Ineeded was some barrel wax which you sent me and it solved the leak. Thanks Rob Z
I got this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it! He has already purchased a few different flavor enhancers and other things to go along with his whisky. I love all of the how-to videos that you post on your site! That was the selling point for me to pick you from other vendors. The engraving was fast and looks awesome. Thank you!
Jason (verified owner) –
I purchased a oak aging barrel for my father in law. He aged Manhattans in it. The result was amazingly smooth. Can’t wait to purchase another for myself.
alainasgorka (verified owner) –
I just wanted to tell you how ridiculously amazing the barrel turned out! It truly exceeded my expectations! I can’t thank you enough for your expertise in providing a great product coupled with outstanding customer service. We truly look forward to being life-long customers!
KC2014 (verified owner) –
I am pleased to tell you that the Whiskey has acquired excellent color, shine and smoothness after just 4 weeks in your barrel. Its way to really becoming a matured Whiskey!
I am going to let it mature a wee bit more in the barrel…will be checking every week to know when to bottle it.
I am very happy with the results! Your Barrel is an Excellent Product!!!
The first batch turned out amazingly well! I purchased this as a gift for my husband and absolutely love the personalized engraving that came with the barrel:) I was a little nervous about some of the reviews I read regarding an unfavorable taste of Oak…but we haven’t found that to be an issue at all! The barrel has served to enhance the flavor and has also been quite a novelty for my husband to share with his friends.
Thanks for the great customer service…you have a great little business here and your attention to the details are a much appreciated plus.
Thanks so much,
Such an amazing product! I purchased the 3 liter oak barrel and cigar infusing combo gift set for my husband as a Christmas gift, and had it engraved with our last name. It turned out PERFECT! My husband is so difficult to buy for so when I found Redhead Barrels, it was a no brainer. He is on his first batch of Tennessee Whiskey now and were already going to purchase another smaller barrel so he can have two batches with difference flavors going at the same time. My husband said he was also really impressed with the flavor and quality of the essence flavors that came with it as he drinks high end whiskey and this was better tasting! If you are looking for a fun, new hobby I would definitely try this out!
Awesome quality and customer service! I was contacted within minutes of placing my online order to review my custom 2-liter design. It was great to know that the employees truly cared about making the design perfect and I appreciated the personal attention. I purchased the barrel as a Christmas gift and it was an absolute hit! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone seeking a professional quality personalized gift, but make sure you get one of your own too!
Michael Gunkel (verified owner) –
Thanks again. I really should have been paying closer attention to the calendar dates. I really appreciate the quick response. Hopefully ill get them in time, Its in FedEx hands now. Either way you guys ROCK it is such a relief to work with a company that gives a sh*t about there end user. I am telling everyone about you guys!
David (verified owner) –
All I can say is WOW! These little guys are amazing, even for just a 1 liter! Shipping was fast and you cant beat this customer service. I got a little sample of Bootleg Irish Whiskey in my first package and it was amazing! I cant wait to make some myself. Will be buying more soon for bigger batches once I find out what ones I like with the 1 liters. Oh, and can I say they make amazing gifts, because they do.
Eric (verified owner) –
Great barrels!! Ordering was easy and they shipped immediately. I have ordered 3 1L barrels now with custom engravings. They look amazing and work great. They make excellent gifts and I will definitely be ordering more. I highly recommend this site and these barrels!!
mmcnorrill (verified owner) –
Tickled with the barrel and the quality. I had a delay but first batch is in the barrel. It should be there for the next couple of months. I am excited to see how it turns out.
John (verified owner) –
My two barrels arrived today. These are worlds above the junk I bought on eBay. Thank you. They’re curing now, but showing almost no leaking. Question… that little “sample” that came in a small bottle… is that “real”? I’m hoping yes, and I’ll pour it into a glass with a cold whisky stone… 🙂
Paul Bliss –
I just started barreling some cocktails after having one in a local bar. I bought a 3 liter barrel from a company online. It leaked during water curing and has continuously leaked ever since.
I understand that there is some leakage in all barrels. This has been excessive. I’ve E-mailed the company with no response. I thought I’d give it another chance. The barrel I’ve received from you has had hardly any leakage, was mailed in a timely manner, had clear instructions on curing with follow up information. Thank you. I appreciate your professionalism and courtesy. I will recommend your company to anyone who shows an interest in barrelling ( I don’t know if this is actually a verb). I wish you and your company the best
Larry (verified owner) –
I would recommend this place to anyone. The barrels were top quality and very nice looking to display. The order was shipped very fast I couldn’t believe it. If this is your hobby or your thinking of ordering these guys are helpful and courteous. I am very happy THANX Redhead Barrels
Al Milukas (verified owner) –
I’ve been sharing my homemade Lithuanian honey liqueur with my friends for many years. But when they tasted my Redhead Barrels cask-aged liqueur, they were blown away! My “perfect recipe” of over 30 years now has a new ingredient! Thanks!
Benjamin (verified owner) –
Just wanted to share my awesome experience with Red Head Oak Barrels! I placed an order on 7/23, and got an almost-immediate confirmation request for the logo I had chosen. I made some alterations, which were quickly applied and approved. And barely a week later, my barrel has arrived. Extremely customer-oriented and very professional, I will use Red Head in the future over any of the bargain barrel sites! Thank you!
Shannon Hardy (verified owner) –
I just received my custom 1 liter barrel and I couldn’t be more excited! We ordered this barrel to use in the unity ceremony in our wedding next month so I was nervous that it might not be exactly what I was looking for. Much to my satisfaction, it arrived quickly and the engraving is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to taste the whiskey that we’ll be aging in it! The best part of the experience was the customer service though. We received an email and a hand written note with the package asking to confirm that everything was to our liking, expedited shipping so it would get here in time for the wedding, and a free shot! Talk about absolutely amazing customer service! I will gladly recommend Redhead to anyone interested in aging their own spirits and I’m sure my hubby and I will buy from them again!
Jaime (verified owner) –
I received my barrel(s) prior to Fathers Day. I could not be happier with the products. One barrel was for my own personal use and the other was for my wife’s step father. They were both beautiful and the taste of my aged rum was glorious!!! Cheers!!!
Susan (verified owner) –
Thank you Steve and Red Head Oak Aging Barrels for the quality product and wonderful customer service!! My husband loved his barrel and I’m sure to make this a go to gift for other friends & family members.
Robert Lee (verified owner) –
Red Head Oak Aging Barrels is one of the best small businesses I’ve ever dealt with. Ordering was easy and the delivery was fast. I ordered my barrel (3 liter) on a Tuesday and received it on a Friday afternoon. It had a custom design and name on it as well. Artwork was beautifully crafted and looks even better than imagined. Steve included a free shot that was excellent, and the barrel aged my first bottle of whiskey quite nicely. Great value, great service, great price. If you are hesitant to order, don’t be. Cheers, Robert
mfrobe05 (verified owner) –
Steve was great to work with! !!!! I had a few questions and he was prompt with responding to me and very kind!!! The barrel turned out amazing and my bf loved it as his anniversary gift! Thanks again steve for all your help you’re awesome!
scott (verified owner) –
Just received two 2L Oak Aging barrels for my grooms men and they look awesome. Engraving is spot on to what I was expecting and the quality of the oak is fantastic. The one feature that led me to Red Head Barrels over other sites selling barrels was the great reviews and really unusually good customer service via email. All of my questions were immediately answered and I got updates about my order throughout the process.
Since I have received my barrels (very well packaged), all of my buddies have been asking where I got these barrels from and I have been more than willing to share my positive online experience about Red Head Barrels!
Thanks Steve, I can’t wait to see what my buddies age in these excellent barrels! Now I have to just get one for myself.
Santa Monica, CA
Kelly Harris (verified owner) –
I ordered a 2 liter aging barrel for my boyfriend for his birthday and he LOVED it! (Fantastic gift idea, ladies!) I think he’s finally decided to put his favorite, Breck Bourbon, in the barrel…we are very much looking forward to how it turns out. Also, the barrel looks great, you can tell it’s of great quality. 🙂
I work in customer service so I’m particular about that when shopping businesses. Steve was great! He made the process of ordering simple; he was very quick to respond, polite, and professional. He even had it sent earlier than expected. Thank you very much Steve, I will be ordering more from you in the future!
Just wanted let you know that I received everything and it all looking amazing- can’t wait to give it to him!
Thanks so much!
Gordon Hartman (verified owner) –
Nice job with the barrels but I had to modify the Canadian Rye into “Knightrider Rye” and make use of my old VA-52 Navy Squadron logo. It turned out fabulous and after 4 months have nursed it down to 25% remaining. I’ll be ordering another batch of nectar soon and hope to reuse the barrel a few more times. Might even buy another one for a different flavor of JP-8. Hope you make an extra sale or two with the military guys.
Jason (verified owner) –
Thanks for the quick shipment of the 2-liter barrels. I also appreciate the personal note and sample shot you sent along. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing often from you in the future. These barrels are excellent.
I gave one of the barrels to my boss, so he could further age some tequila. Not sure which brand he plans to use, but he was excited to receive the barrel.
I’ll be making my own whiskey this time around. I’m more interested in distilling and aging my own stuff rather than just aging an off-the-shelf alcohol. I enjoy the craft of it.
Anyway, I’ll let you know how my first aging goes. I’m hoping to have a potato whiskey aged within the next couple of months. I’ll also be making a traditional corn whiskey and possibly do a two-year aging to make bourbon. That will necessitate another barrel purchase. 🙂
brandon.fain (verified owner) –
We ordered a few barrels to serve the wine and whiskey at our wedding. Steve did a great job personalizing the barrels and walking us through the process. Everything turned out great!!!
ald610 (verified owner) –
I ordered the flavoring kit for making Tennessee whiskey. Tasting good so far can’t wait for it to age more. Love the barrel quality. Nothing like making your own spirits