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American White Oak Barrel

American White Oak Barrel

Regular price $149.95 USD
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Elevate Your Spirits with a Quartersawn American White Oak Barrel

Experience the perfect blend of art and craftsmanship with our American White Oak Barrel. Aged for 48 months under Missouri's skies, this barrel is designed to mimic the surface area of a 53-gallon barrel. Handmade in Eugene, Oregon, it’s more than just wood; it’s a story waiting to enhance your spirits.


  • Available for immediate shipment
  • Made from Quartersawn American White Oak, known for its ability to age sprits for a long time (Up to 15 or more years).
  • Stainless steel can and spigot provide an inert material that won’t impact the flavor
  • White Oak bung and beeswax application ensure a tight seal for optimal aging.


With a 1.8-gallon (6.5 L) capacity, this barrel is ideal for achieving exceptional results.


Includes the bung used for testing and an additional new unused bung.

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Dive into a world where wood meets wonder. With our Quartersawn American White Oak Barrel, every sip is a journey.

Please note that the unique aging process may result in variations in appearance and texture, adding to the barrel's distinctiveness. Every barrel comes with its own unique serial number, so the one you receive might differ from the one shown in the picture.

The toast and char levels of a barrel have a significant impact on the final flavor profile of a spirit. Here are some general suggestions based on different toasting and charring combinations:

Light Toast, Char 1:

• Gin: A light toast with minimal char is great for gin, which benefits from subtle flavor enhancements that don't overshadow its botanicals.

• White Rum: This combination will add a bit of complexity without making the rum too heavy or oaky.

• Tequila: This would add a subtle depth to silver tequila-style spirits if you're interested in aging it for a short period.

Medium Toast, Char 2:

• Bourbon Whiskey: A medium toast with a #2 char provides a balanced profile, adding a touch of caramel and vanilla flavors.

• Rye Whiskey: This brings out the floral notes in rye whiskey while balancing it with some sweeter undertones.

• Apple Brandy: This combo complements the fruitiness of the brandy.

Medium-Plus Toast, Char 3:

• Scotch: A deeper toast and more significant char contribute complexity to Scotch-style whiskies.

• Aged Rum: This combo can give the rum more depth and a more balanced profile.

• Mezcal: For those interested in aging Mezcal-style spirits, a medium-plus toast and #3 char can add a lot of intrigue without overwhelming the spirit's natural smokiness.

Heavy Toast, Char 4:

• Dark Rums: A heavy toast with a high char level is excellent for producing a rich, deeply flavored rum.

• Bold Bourbons: For a bourbon with robust flavors, a heavy toast and #4 char can bring out dark chocolate, coffee, and smoky notes.

• Armagnac: This would add substantial body and complexity to a grape-based spirit.

Remember, these are just suggestions, and the actual outcome can vary based on many factors like the original spirit, aging time, and environmental conditions. Feel free to experiment and find what suits your personal taste best!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
The whiskey shaman
The best

These are the best small scale barrels that mimic a full sized barrell. And the options are amazing.

Bree Macharro
Perfect birthday gift!

The barrel is beautiful, cleanly made and ready for aging. My husband is super happy with his birthday gift!

Edward Smith
Looks great

Travelled all the way to New Zealand and iv never seen anything packaged so well. Great directions. Super excited!


Everything was as expected. Great to do business with

Joseph Khristov
Excellent Product

The craftsmanship is second to none, very happy with this barrel. Shipping was almost faster than amazon and was well packaged upon arrival.

The only improvement I can think of is to include a silicon bung instead of the wooden one, which would make removing/inserting way easier, or at least offer one for sale on the website.

Thanks for your feedback and kind words about the craftsmanship! I'm glad to hear that shipping met your expectations. If you're interested in a silicone bung, your local brew store might have one that suits your needs. I'll also consider offering them on the website. Cheers!