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When you distill a spirit, it invariably comes out clear as water. Put the clear spirit in contact with charred American oak, and it turns amber and mellow with toasted wood vanilla-like richness. Want to speed up the aging process? These new American Oak Barrels are charred on the inside (Char Level 3) for Whiskey, Bourbon, and Tequila aging. The small surface area compared with commercial 53 gallon barrels means these will age spirits much quicker than larger barrels. Handmade in Mexico following centuries old cooperage methods; the valve is wood and sealed with leather, and the top plug is wood and sealed with a wrap of leather. No plastic, rubber, or glue are used in construction.

Compared with a commercial 53 gallon oak barrel, this Five Liter Barrel will age spirits the equivalent of one year in just 18 weeks. Three liters is the equivalent of 6 and 2/3 750ml bottles, and contains 168 one ounce shots.  9 1/4” tall with bung and 10" long.

BARRELS ARE IMPERFECT AND REQUIRE MAINTENANCE - These are wood barrels, and will initially leak unless first filled with water for 14 days so the staves can swell and seal. This may cause minor staining on the barrels and the included wood stands. They must be filled with water within 20 days of receiving or they will dry out and become unsealable, and cannot be left dry for long periods.

Click here to download barrel care instructions in pdf format.


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by Aged Manhattan
on 12/8/2018
from Indiana
As described, fast delivery, couldn't be happier! Constructed very well. Not a single leak during the barrel prep. I age Manhattan's in my barrel as a holiday treat. This barrel holds a substantial amount of bourbon but it all seams to disappear by the start of the new year. I mix two 1.75 liter bottles of good bourbon with one bottle of sweet vermouth in the barrel and let it sit for a couple weeks. Poured over ice with a couple Luxardo cherries and you'll have family and friends begging for more.
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5/24/2019 7:02:54 PM
Could you sell a barrel without a spigot? I'd like a 5L Barrel without one. Just two flat barrel heads on either side so there's no hole other than the bung.. If possible, will the price be the same, and will it affect delivery time at all? Thanks.
Thanks for the product suggestion. We do not have these at this time, but will look into this on future barrel orders from Mexico.
Troy Lemon
11/7/2018 7:10:21 PM
The size description is the same on the 2 liter, 3 liter and 5 liter barrel, 7.5" long by 8" tall. Can you please tell me the actual size of the 5 liter barrel. TY
Sorry about that. The actual size of the 5 liter barrel is 9 1/4" diameter measured at the bung by 10" long.
Phillip Czapla
9/12/2018 10:12:01 AM
Can these be used for small batch wine making or is the inside charring different in these barrels?
Wine barrels are generally toasted and not charred so while these could be used for wine they would add extra flavors not usually present.  Apparently a lot of Burgundy wine is put in charred barrels.
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