Drained 5 Gallon Reservoir Bourbon Barrel

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  • Price: $139.99
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Have you ever wanted to make a true bourbon barrel stout, or an oak aged barleywine? We now have 5 gallon American Oak bourbon barrels from Reservoir Distilling in Virginia. These are once used barrels which have stored Reservoir's premium craft bourbon for at least 2 years before being drained in the first week of September 2019.  These impart a deep whisky/bourbon-oak flavor and are perfect for aging your strong ales, scotch, and also ideal for sour ales.

Barrels are crafted in the USA from oak grown in Virginia. A wood stand is optional. 13.5" wide, 17.5" long, 17.5" tall with optional stand.  These include a #9 wood stopper, if you want a removeable stopper for an airlock, order our #9 Stopper With Hole (see at right). Char level 5. Limited to stock on hand.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Note that wood barrels are imperfect, and may leak when initially filled, particularly if they are not filled within two weeks of receiving. They all have stains on them from seepage, which is normal for all oak spirit barrels.  We do not guarantee against leakage, but leaking barrels can be repaired by rehydration or wood plugs, check YouTube for instructional videos. Always fill a barrel with water and leave for 24 hours before use to check for leaks.

For more information before ordering, open this pdf about barrel preparation, care, leak repair, and storage:  

Average rating 8 out of 10 ( based on 1 review )

Good barrels, watch the Char level

Review by Timothy on 12/26/2018

These barrel have a burnt char level of 5 in them. That is much darker than your standard bourbon barrel char of 3-4. Should list the char level on the description.

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Jan 13, 2019 by JB

Q: What is the proper stopper size for the Reservior barrels?

A: They come with wooden bungs, but a #9 Stopper fits them perfectly.

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