Whiskey Wood Basics

June 2023

What distillery stamps can I expect on my product?


We source from many distilleries and cooperages with most coming from Jim Beam brands (which includes Booker's, Baker's, Basil Hayden's, and Knob Creek among others), Makers Mark, Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace (Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, W.L. Weller, Van Winkle etc).  It is important to note that in most instances, the actual brand of the bourbon [...]

What distillery stamps can I expect on my product?2023-06-13T12:43:51-07:00

August 2016

Why are Bourbon Barrels Charred?


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.

Why are Bourbon Barrels Charred?2023-06-13T12:27:30-07:00

Do your Barrels come charred?


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.

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

What do the Batch Markings on the Barrel Heads mean?


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

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

Do your barrel heads come with markings?


Most do. All barrels are reclaimed from area distilleries but some are lower lids which dont always have markings.  Anything that does not have personalization will always have a marking when ordering from us.

Do your barrel heads come with markings?2023-06-13T12:30:05-07:00

How big and heavy are your barrel heads?


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.

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