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Barrel Head FAQ2021-04-26T12:52:15-07:00
Can I get the same design on my Glassware that I got on my Guest Book?2020-03-10T11:45:24-07:00

Yes, if you are buying them both at the same time, then just add the glass to your cart without a design.  We will use the design from the guestbook.

If you have ordered a Guest Book in the past and want to re-use that design you can do that too, just make note of your previous order number in the “Order Notes” field at checkout.


Alternatively, you can email us and we can make sure everything is as it should be.

How long does shipping take?2020-03-10T11:42:57-07:00

Ground takes anywhere from 3-5 business days depending on your location.  We also offer expedited and overnight shipping for an extra fee.

How long is your lead/production time for personalized barrel heads and guest books?2020-03-10T11:40:48-07:00

We average around 5 business days, but that can vary depending on demand.  We offer expedited production (next day and 2-3 day) for those on a tight schedule.

Do you add a fixative to the Guest Books so signatures do not bleed?2020-03-10T11:38:17-07:00

Yes!  We add a clear coat of shellac which acts as a fixative to bind your signatures in place.  You do not need to add your own, but you certainly can if you want.

Can I add a sealant, stain or other finish after my guests have signed my Guest Book?2020-03-10T11:36:34-07:00

Yes!  BUT, do not use anything alcohol based.  Most finishes are water or oil based so most are safe, but alcohol based products can strip the marker from the wood finish.

How many signatures can a Guest Book hold?2020-03-10T11:34:37-07:00

We recommend limiting the signatures to ~150 but you can fit more on there if you need to.  For anything more than 150 we recommend a ultra fine tipped marker (we only ship with a fine tip).  We can also offer discounts for multi Guest Book purchases for larger weddings.

Can you use my existing design to personalize my items?2019-08-09T09:56:55-07:00

Yes!  You have 2 options.  You can upload your image into our builder by selecting the custom layout.  Or you can email it to us and we can create it for you.

Can you help me with my design?2019-08-09T09:54:57-07:00

Yes!  Contact and we will have a designer work with you to get the perfect layout for your occasion.

Can you rush an order for me?2020-03-10T11:31:53-07:00

Absolutely.  We have 2-3 day and Next Day production options available.  We also offer Expedited and overnight shipping as well.

How long does it take you to create a custom design for me?2020-03-10T11:41:45-07:00

It depends on workload, but usually between 1-2 working days.  Send us your request!

How do I customize my Barrel Head?2018-08-15T08:26:13-07:00

Each one of customizers allows you to set and preview all the specifics of your design.  You can view all of our custom products here.

Can I mount my Barrel Head on the wall?2016-08-05T11:28:44-07:00

Yes. We even supply an optional hanging kit with our products. It is designed for heavier objects and holds up to 60lbs.

Why are Bourbon Barrels Charred?2016-08-05T11:28:55-07:00

Well, legally, bourbon is not bourbon unless it is aged in an American Oak fully charred barrel. So it has to be. But aside from that, it opens up the wood, allowing the flavor to be more easily absorbed by the bourbon. It mellows the spirit, adds color, and flavors of sweetness and smoke.

Do your Barrels come charred?2016-08-05T11:29:06-07:00

Yes. Each barrel comes from the distillery with the charred side in tact. We do this to preserve authenticity, but it can be resurfaced for a clean, like new surface depending on the application.

What do the Batch Markings on the Barrel Heads mean?2017-01-27T08:18:00-08:00

They can vary, but they often include: the barrel number, fill date, barrel volume, contents, warehouse location, and the name of the distillery itself.  More Here

Do your barrels come with batch markings?2016-08-05T11:29:35-07:00

Yes. All barrels are reclaimed from area distilleries and have batch markings on them.

What kind of wood are barrel heads made of?2016-08-05T11:29:45-07:00

They are made from 100% American Oak.

Where do you source your barrel heads?2017-03-07T20:04:06-08:00

We get them from local distilleries in Kentucky. Being so close to the “Bourbon Belt” we have access to many of the barrels that originate here. Including but not limited to – Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Four Roses, Buffalo Trace and more. Supply and demand is always changing what is available, so we are not typically able to fulfill requests for barrel heads from specific distilleries.

How big and heavy are your barrel heads?2016-08-05T11:30:03-07:00

They are about 21-22″ in diameter, .75-1″ thick and weigh 11-12lbs. The variation depends on the amount of moisture absorbed during the aging process which causes the barrels to expand.