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Big Letter Design Wedding Guest Book made from a Recycled Bourbon Barrel


(40 customer reviews)

The big letter style is perfect for showing off your family name. Our most popular guest book design features a personalized large initial in the center.

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    LARGE AND IN CHARGE - Dimensions - 22" diameter and 1.25" thick
    REAL BOURBON BARREL WOOD - 12 pounds of solid American Oak.
    ALL THE SIGNATURES - Big enough to hold ~150+ signatures comfortably.
    STURDY AND MADE IN THE USA - Held together by a 19" backing board.  Hand made here in the USA.
    COMPLETE GUEST BOOK KIT - Comes with hanging hardware, a marker, and fixative added to the wood to hold signatures in place.

    NOT YOUR NORMAL GUEST BOOK - Dimensions - 21" x 21"
    REAL BOURBON BARREL WOOD - Made from Barrel Staves.  Arranged in a mosaic patter. 
    COUNTRY RUSTIC - Sanded but still rustic, this is a perfect piece to cherish forever.
    ALL THE SIGNATURES - Our biggest Guest Book.  Big enough to hold ~200+ signatures comfortably.
    STURDY AND MADE IN THE USA - Held together by a 19" backing board.  Hand made here in the USA.
    COMPLETE GUEST BOOK KIT - Comes with hanging hardware, and a marker for signatures.

    PERFECT TABLE TOP PIECE - Size - 20-21" on the base. Minimum of 4" tall on the shortest side.
    EASY TO DISPLAY - Beveled base edge sits at a 10 degree angle making displaying simple and easy.
    PLACE IT ANYWHERE - Weighs around 3lbs.
    BEST FOR SMALLER WEDDINGS - Can hold ~30-40 signatures. 
    EVERYTHING INCLUDED - Comes with a marker for signatures and pre-sealed with a fixative to hold them in.

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Product Description

Comes with:

  • Custom Engraved Barrel Head – designed by you!
  • Hanging hardware to display it on your wall.
  • A Sharpie for signatures!
  • Any optional upgrades you selected – lazy susan, clock kit, or serving tray

Here’s how it works:

  • We reclaim a prime barrel head from a genuine, distillery used bourbon barrel.
  • We clean, dry, and sand it down until it’s bright and smooth – perfect for signatures.
  • We laser engrave your custom design – permanently burning in all the details.
  • A clear fixative is added that “holds” your signatures in place – your guests can write on the wood without worrying about the ink bleeding, running, or fading.
  • We pack it up and ship it to you via the fastest premium shipping method

Guest Book Features & Specs

  • Made from real whiskey barrels – We have a contract with a major cooperage that supplies new white oak barrels to distilleries all over Kentucky. Once they’ve aged bourbon in the rickhouse, they are sent back to the cooperage, who then makes sure the barrels are once again put to good use as re-purposed bourbon wood.
  • Carefully processed and assembled by hand – The bourbon barrel heads (lids) come to us as loosely assembled slats, since pressure and good craftsmanship hold the barrels together (and never glue). In order to make sure they stay together, we’ve created our own process of fitting a piece to the back to hold the slats together, and adding hardware to make sure it hangs safely on the wall.
  • Authentic and unique – Each barrel head shows distinct signs of its history in the famous rickhouses of Kentucky. Depending on which product you order, you may see the whiskey mark (stamp) or the charred wood through a viewing hole we add to our backing boards.
    Like every batch of whiskey, every barrel head tells its own story. We don’t manufacture these – the cooperage does with a little help from some of America’s best bourbons and whiskeys, so no barrel head we send out is ever perfect. You may see slats that don’t line up perfectly, or there may be gaps where the wood has swollen and contracted over the years, but to us, that imperfection is beautiful.
  • Laser Engraved, not Printed – You can see and feel the difference.  Designs are laser burned in, giving depth and a contrast to the wood while also maintaining a rustic and natural look.
  • Not just a wedding piece – After the wedding, and after this bad boy is signed, hang it up on the wall for all to see with our included wall hanging hardware.  It will be a beautiful centerpiece for years to come.
  • Designs Galore – With our builder, your options are endless.  And if you have something special in mind, email us and we will make it for you.
  • A solid piece of American craftsmanship – Weighs 12lbs and measures 21-22″ in diameter and around 1.5″ thick.  This baby was rolled around in rackhouses and used to store 50+ gallons of bourbon at a time.  It is solid as a rock and will stand the test of time.
  • Perfect for signatures – We make sure to include enough blank space for signing.  Includes a sharpie for signatures and fixative coating to prevent smears.

Additional Information

Weight 11.5 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 1.5 in
Wood Type

Full Barrel Head, Quarter Barrel Head, Stave Mosaic

40 reviews for Big Letter Design Wedding Guest Book made from a Recycled Bourbon Barrel


    Absolutely love this company! We ordered our personalized guest book and received it in just a couple of days! They are extremely responsive and always willing to help you. Just because of the great experience and amazing products, we are ordering our groomsmen gifts and stuff for our house.

  2. Jeffrey Kreindler

    My wife and I bought this for a Gift for one of my best friends who is getting married. From the start of the order process Whiskey Made staff went above and beyond to make sure it was what we wanted and making sure the order was done properly as this was a last minute decision. They were in constant communication up to making sure it was received and exactly what we wanted. We had problems with the shipping company and they were quick to call their representative to make sure the issues were resolved. I would recommend them and their products for anyone looking for the perfect Whiskey Made item.

  3. bruce (verified owner)

    The wood and finishing looks great! We can’t wait to use it for our guest book!

  4. Jared B.

    Wonderful quality! Exactly what I ordered, fast free shipping.

  5. lena

    Extremely helpful and quick service! I highly recommend!!!!

  6. Eunice Mendoza (verified owner)

    We are beyond happy with how our product turned out! It’s nice quality, the staining is perfect, and the customer service has been great!

  7. Harvey R

    came out even more fantastic than I hoped, the whiskey stain looks perfect!

  8. shane r (verified owner)

    The piece is stunning! I could not be happier and can’t wait to show it off on our special day. Thank you so much for selling such a unique product which will be a keepsake for many years :)

  9. Sarah Shelton

    Absolutely love it. It is better than we even expected. Easy process and was delivered quickly. Actually it’s so pretty, I’m a bit sad to have people sign it! Definitely get two thumbs way up.

  10. evan (verified owner)

    It turned out absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to show it off at my wedding! Great customer service and fast shipping too!

  11. Alejandro B (verified owner)

    We love this so much. It’s the perfect addition to our whiskey themed wedding. Quality is great and everything I was hoping for. Delivery was quick too.

  12. isabel

    Very helpful! Expensive but looks beautiful, can’t wait to use at my wedding!

  13. Hattie A

    I am so in love with our purchase. It is simply gorgeous and I cannot wait for our wedding to show it off. We had fantastic customer service and the delivery was quick! I would definitely recommend(and already have) WhiseyMade to others.

  14. Jessie Elliott

    Thank you so much for a great transaction!! We love this and can’t wait to use it as our guest book at our wedding.

  15. Virginia Barnett

    I am so obsessed! My fiance and I are getting married at a whiskey and we are using this as our guest book for our wedding guests to sign! Super fast shipping and they send you a proof of the design you want within 48 hours of ordering!

  16. Isaac F (verified owner)

    LOVE our whiskey barrel head! It was shipped in a timely manner and the finished product is beautiful! We can’t wait to use it at our wedding.

  17. verna w

    we absolutely love our wedding guest book it came out beautiful!!!

  18. Mike H.

    This is absolutely beautiful! The seller was so easy to work with and our order was received so quickly. We can’t wait to use this as at our wedding to have guests sign and then display in our home.

  19. Don C.

    Loved it! Looked fabulous at wedding!,

  20. john f (verified owner)

    we absolutely love our wedding guest book it came out beautiful!!!

  21. alejandro h (verified owner)

    This is absolutely beautiful! The seller was so easy to work with and our order was received so quickly. We can’t wait to use this as at our wedding to have guests sign and then display in our home.

  22. della (verified owner)

    Loved it! Looked fabulous at wedding!,

  23. Lucas (verified owner)

    Our guestbook is going to be the BEST! Love this so much! Great experience thank you so much!

  24. viola harrington (verified owner)

    It’s perfect and was received in timely manner. Great people to work with.

  25. Isabella R. (verified owner)

    Came out absolutely amazing. We love it! Thank you!

  26. myrtle s (verified owner)

    We absolutely love the Whiskey Barrel Head- perfect for our guests to sign at a Distillery! Quality item- highly recommend- fast shipping- wonderful service!! Thank you so much!😊

  27. rebecca (verified owner)

    Turned out absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

  28. isaiah j (verified owner)

    The shop even included a marker, mounting kit, and their back story – which I thought was a nice touch.”

  29. Dean F. (verified owner)

    We LOVE our guestbook! Thank you so much for being so kind and quick. We can’t wait to see it after everyone has signed it.

  30. edgar r (verified owner)

    Dana was amazing to work with as he is responsive and understanding. All we said when we first opened the package was “wow”. This is beautiful and you are choosing the perfect guy.

  31. louisa sims (verified owner)

    Our guests thought the wooden barrel was such a cool thing to sign and we cannot wait to hang it in our house! Such a unique and well done guest book. We were definitely not disappointed!

  32. vincent stokes (verified owner)

    I love this piece and can’t wait to display it in our home after our wedding! The service to get print exactly right was awesome!

  33. tillie h (verified owner)

    Exactly what I wanted! Created several mock ups until i felt it was perfect! When it came in, it was better than expected!

  34. Josephine Sanchez (verified owner)

    “My wife and I have more great things to say about Dana and the work he does than would probably fit here. The bourbon barrel guestbook really helped to make our day special and turned out perfect! We received tons of complements on this piece and can’t wait to hang it in our home.

  35. Sara G. (verified owner)

    Amazing!!!!!!!!! This company is great and so is their product!!!!!!

  36. alice (verified owner)

    So easy to work with and beautiful work! I’m very very happy and would highly recommend this shop!

  37. betty wilkerson (verified owner)

    Absolutely love our barrel head guestbook! Can’t wait to display it at our wedding!

  38. celia f (verified owner)

    This is PERFECT! We love the idea of being able to hang out guest book up. We met in KY and we both love bourbon, so this is special to us! Great quality and customer service!!!

  39. Justin R (verified owner)

    This was amazing! We cannot wait to put it up in our home! We had awesome customer service and all of our questions were answered. Thank you!

  40. violet h (verified owner)

    Absolutely in love with how this turned out! Thank you all so much!

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