Why You Need A Personalized Whiskey Barrel
Imagine serving friends your signature drink from your own personalized whiskey barrel, right in your very own home.
If you like to have a drink now and again, you probably know the difference between top shelf liquor and the less expensive, bottom shelf booze. And if you enjoy top shelf liquor, you likely appreciate the subtle difference a simple ingredient or a distiller’s touch can make in a fine whiskey.
You also probably know how the star ingredient in the entire whiskey making process is the whiskey barrel itself, none other than the American White Oak Barrel. Whiskey would not be whiskey without the authentic 100 percent American White Oak barrel.
Having your very own personalized whiskey barrel with your own unique top shelf whiskey inside is more than just a potential hobby or a great gift—it could be a focal point when entertaining friends. You could personalize the whiskey barrel with the brand name of the new spirit you create, a funky logo for your brand, your family name or crest, or anything that’s uniquely you.
If you’re considering a personalized whiskey barrel, make sure it is a 100 percent American White Oak barrel so you get the authentic taste you are looking for. Red Head Barrels are handmade in Texas from trees cultivated from a variety of forests across the continental United States, including California, Missouri and sometimes Kentucky.
Our barrels are made by genuine Coopers, craftsmen in the time honored field of barrel making. Our multigenerational team of professional coopers expertly handcraft our barrels by sanding and tapering the oak staves, so they perfectly fit the hoops without nails or glue. During the assembly process, the barrel is also perfectly fired with a medium char. It comes delivered to you with a wooden spigot, bung and stand.
Our personalized oak barrels are a great way to put the special personal touch on any gift. Whether you are giving your Captain a military retirement gift or grandpa a birthday present they will love it. We can engraved insignias, military logos, company logo, family crests, nicknames, birthday, anniversaries, weddings, groomsmen, Christmas, college graduation, corporate gifts and more. They look great on a desk, kitchen counter, home bar, man cave, home-office and even in your basement sports zone.
The Future of Whiskey Is In Your Own Barrel
Connoisseurs of fine spirits, wine and beer know a good drink when they’re sipping one. Whiskey drinkers notably love an exceptional bottle of whiskey and look for any reason to call it something special. Over the decades of modern whiskey culture, whiskey makers have attempted to deliver on that demand by creating a rubric for “special.”
Of the many ways whiskey has been judged and marketed, the two most common judging criteria are age and batch size. Most recently, however, the trend has turned toward limited releases. No matter the jargon, it all really comes down to one promise: this bottle of whiskey is more special than the others in some manner.
When you have your own personalized whiskey barrel, your resulting bottle of whiskey will always be special. You don’t have to pay top dollar for a limited release or even seek out a high end distillery for something special. With your own personalized whiskey barrel, you can create your own limited release, a signature whiskey that is uniquely you.
At Red Head Barrels, we have a variety of sizes that are perfect for the home hobbyist. Here is a sampling of some of our most popular personalized whiskey barrels:
- Whiskey Infused Personalized Whiskey Barrels: There is a cup (or more) of fresh whiskey, bourbon or scotch already soaked into the wood of these barrels. You can get whiskey infused personalized whiskey barrels in 1 liter, 2 liter and 3 liter sizes.
- Tequila Infused Personalized Whiskey Barrels: Cured with more than a cup of 100% agave tequila. You can get tequila infused personalized whiskey barrels in 1 liter, 2 liter and 3 liter sizes.
- Rum Infused Personalized Whiskey Barrels: There is a cup (or more) of fresh rum already soaked into the wood of these barrels. You can get rum infused personalized whiskey barrels in 1 liter, 2 liter and 3 liter sizes.
At Red Head Oak Barrels, we have flavoring kits and infusions so you can get really creative and experiment with all different types of finished drinks. We will also guide you through the spirit making process with our videos and other online information about aging any type of liquor in our oak whiskey barrels.
The basic ingredient of a drink is the essence, which ultimately determines the beverage’s flavor, quality and character. We also have flavor enhancers like:
- Caramel for that smoother looking color.
- Vanilla for more a caramelized wood sugar taste.
- Oak for more toasted oakiness flavor.
- Cinnamon for added fiery warmth.
- Raspberry adds a surprise burst of tangy sweetness.
- Strawberry adds a delicate layer of syrupy sweetness.
Personalized Whiskey Barrels Are The Ultimate In Thoughtfulness
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the perfect gift for a loved one is worth a million. Whether it is for a birthday, holiday, or anniversary, putting thought and care into what you pick out for your family member or friend can say a lot. A simple way to show you care with a gift is to make it personalized or at least make it personal.
Personalized gifts can come in many forms such as engraved cutting boards and monogrammed mugs, but they don’t make an actionable statement the way a personalized whiskey barrel does. Not only does a personalized whiskey barrel look great in a recreation room or man cave, it’s also very functional and can make a great hobby for someone who wants to get into the nuances of barrel aging. Everyone knows you can age liquor in a barrel, but our personalized whiskey barrels can also be used to age:
- Kombucha. Anyone who loves kombucha will be surprised at how much stronger and tastier it is after aging in a whiskey barrel. Our personalized kombucha barrels come in 5 liter, 10 liter and 20 liter sizes.
- Pickles & Hot Sauces. Pickles and hot sauce reach new flavor peaks after spending time in a barrel.
- Wine. Our Barrel Aged Cabernet Wine Making Kit includes everything you need to make 1 gallon of Cabernet wine and age it to perfection in our charred American White Oak Barrel.
A personalized gifts sends a clear message to the receiver that you put time and effort in choosing a gift. If you know barrel aging isn’t something your recipient is going to love you can still speak to their whiskey side with personalized and other barrel gifts from Red Head Barrels.
- Custom Barrel Head: Wine and whiskey barrel heads that hang on your wall can be laser engraved with any personalization.
- Personalized Oak Barrel Vase: This is a beautifully rustic centerpiece that is coated with beeswax to ensure your fresh cut flowers stay in bloom.
- Barrel Head Bottle Holder: This unique monogrammed wall hanging has a wrought iron holder for a favorite bottle of wine.
- Home Theater Personalized Quarter Barrel Head: This home theater sign is made from a quarter barrel and will look great in any recreation room or media room. The vintage design is personalized and hand painted.
- Personalized Bag-N-Barrel: This custom designed barrel holds a 3 or 5 liter bag of any favorite boxed wine. We also sell the bags separately for use with any bottled wine.
- Cigar Barrel Kit: The cigar lovers in your life can marry their favorite smokes with their favorite whiskey in our cigar aging barrel kit.
- Barrel Mug Gift Package: Each wooden oak barrel mug is handmade from authentic full size oak barrels that were previously used to age, tequila, bourbon, whiskey or scotch.
- Engraved Barrel Head Coasters: These mini-barrel head coasters aren’t actually made from barrels but they sure look the part. Solid wood and personalized any way you want, these coasters are a great keepsake that are also practical.
Personalized Gifts Are Perfect For Every Occasion
When you give someone a personalized gift or one that caters to their individuality, it shows you really care and becomes a symbol of your bond with each other. It shows that over the course of your relationship you have paid attention to their tastes and preferences and that you funneled that knowledge into a thoughtful gift. Every time that person looks at their personalized whiskey barrel, they’ll think of you and the fact that you remembered they have an affinity for fine spirits.
Other reasons to go with a personalized gift:
- You’re marking a special date
- You’re celebrating a new union
- You’re starting a new company
- You’re welcoming a new addition
- Your team won
Our personalized whiskey barrels are a great way to put the personal touch on any gift for any occasion. Whether you are giving your captain a military retirement gift or grandpa a birthday present, they will love having a personalized whiskey barrel. At Red Head Oak Barrels we can engrave insignias, military logos, company logos, family crests, nicknames, special dates and more. Our barrels look great on a desk, kitchen counter, home bar, man cave, home office and even in your basement sports zone.
This is the perfect gift for that favorite liquor or wine connoisseur in your life and makes a great groomsmen, wedding party, Father’s Day and birthday gift. Our whiskey barrels are fully functional and can be used to age or store any spirit. The barrel can be used over and over again up to 8 years and will age or make your own spirits up to 10 times faster.
Aside from barrel-related personalized gifts, at Red Head Barrels we also have other gift ideas that can be engraved with just about anything you want (surface size allowing).
- Bottle and glasses: Our engraved Bourbon Bottle and Glasses Set is a decanter and two glasses customized to match.
- Whiskey glasses: These come in a set of two.
- Shot glasses: These come in a set of two.
- Martini set: Set includes a cocktail shaker, jigger, strainer, stirrer and tongs, all held in place in a foam inlay with cutouts for each instrument. Outside, the solid wood box has a rosewood finish and antique silver hinges and clasps. The front lid is imprinted with a beautiful design including your personalization.
- Personalized Cork, Cap and Match Display Box: Our personalized display has cool artwork and a hinged top that opens for quick insertion of corks. The keyhole hanger on the back makes for easy door or wall mounting.
- Stainless Steel Flask: Personalized, these 6 ounce flasks are a great way to take your aged spirits on the go.
- Personalized Card and Flask Set: Comes with a Stainless Steel 7 ounce flask, funnel and shot glass as well as a deck of cards and dice.
- Mini Corn Hole: Personalized table top mini bean bag toss / corn hole game includes 4 red and 4 blue bean bags.
Why Choose Red Head Barrels for Personalized Whiskey Barrels
At Red Head Oak Barrels, we take pride in every single product we make and sell. Our handmade American oak whiskey barrels are 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 liquor 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. A multi-generational team of professional expert coopers make our wooden staved vessels by sanding and tapering the oak staves so that they fit the hoops perfectly without nails and glue.
The oak aging barrel is perfectly charred during assembly and each comes with a wooden spigot, a bung and a stand. Call us with any questions you have at 469-969-0449 or see our website for more information.