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All-in-One Builder – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel

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All-in-One Builder – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel


(68 customer reviews)

Customize Your Wedding Guest Book. Our configurator let’s you quickly switch between designs to see what you like best. Then personalize to your taste!

All of our designs in one location. Once you’re satisfied add it to the cart and we’ll do the rest!


  • 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.

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Product Description

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional guest books, or maybe just need a guest book idea, our wedding guest book builder is a great place to start. You can build a unique wedding guest book personalized just for you and you’re soon to be spouse. Our alternative guest book idea is a hit at every wedding reception.

Our Wedding Guest Book 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

68 reviews for All-in-One Builder – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel

  1. Sydnie (verified owner)

    Excellent all around!!!!
    Great customer service, fast shipping, and a beautiful product!! It’s exactly what we wanted! I only wish they had larger sizes, as I would buy a huge one! This is fantastic-
    10/10 recommend! Can’t wait for my guests to see it. Thank you!!

  2. ashleyhejl (verified owner)

    Our guest”book” came in so quickly. Less than a week from when I ordered and when it arrived at my house. We absolutely love how it turned out! Can’t wait to have it out at our wedding.

  3. Kaylyn Pascarella (verified owner)

    My fiancé and I absolutely loved the guest”book” we received. It was absolutely perfect. But what we loved even more was the customer service when we emailed them about getting another one when our wedding was going to have to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. We received a response the same evening and they offered a huge discount. You can’t go wrong ordering from this company!!

  4. adam (verified owner)

    Top notch engraving and customer support. Everyone that sees it wants one. Could not be happier!

  5. Caleb P (verified owner)

    This Barrel Head is everything I wanted and more. Shipping arrived prior to estimated date. It even came with hardware for mounting on the wall. Definitely would recommend,

  6. addie h (verified owner)

    This was perfect for our wedding guest book and worked perfect! Now we can display it on our wall instead of a book that never gets looked at! I would highly recommend!! Thank you for a perfect piece for our best day ever!

  7. Joseph H. (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!

  8. luella w (verified owner)

    Everything about this piece is amazing! The color, the carving detail, that whiskey barrel smell! Could not be more excited and proud to have it hanging in our home.

  9. jeffrey waters (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!!!

  10. jack mendoza (verified owner)

    My fiancé and I love this! Perfect for our guest book!

  11. kevin bishop (verified owner)

    AMAZING!!!!! AMAZING!!!! Exactly what I wanted

  12. Isaiah (verified owner)

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

  13. Gordon (verified owner)

    Looks great…the bride and groom love it…thank you!!

  14. Joe A. (verified owner)

    So excited to show this at our wedding the end of this month! Turned out great!

  15. Johanna R (verified owner)

    Very happy with our personally engraved barrel head. Dana and Jessica were very helpful. I would recommend and also buy again.

  16. lucinda (verified owner)

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

  17. mike bryan (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to have our guests sign this beautiful, personalized guest book!

  18. Stella (verified owner)

    Exactly as expected! Definitely Suggest for others!

  19. dollie marshall (verified owner)

    Thanks Dana for your great customer service, Workmanship and speedy delivery!!! I can’t wait for my son and daughter in law to see it

  20. Alma (verified owner)

    The quality of this product is wonderful and Dana was incredibly responsive as he helped me decide how to design the guestbook. Thank you!

  21. hulda o (verified owner)

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

  22. blake (verified owner)

    After the wedding, in Turkey, I’ll post a picture of it. The customizing is exceptional and quality excellent. I always try to find unique wedding gifts and no one ever looks at reception sign on book. I don’t even know if they are used anymore. I will be buying these for now on. Bravo!

  23. tony mason (verified owner)

    BEAUTIFUL! Dana was wonderful to communicate with and executed my custom design perfectly! The barrel smelled like whiskey when it arrived and was packaged beautifully. Also super fast production! Can’t wait to use this as a guest book for our wedding.

  24. olga (verified owner)

    I am very Happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to have people sign it at our wedding!

  25. Martin (verified owner)

    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.

  26. georgie m (verified owner)

    Absolutely love it!!! Can’t wait for our guests to sign it on our wedding day. Service was great and personalized our order. Thank you!!!

  27. Flora B (verified owner)

    It was a pleasure working them! Very professional, prompt, and friendly! We loved our barrel head and we’re excited to use it for our special day!

  28. Jordan B. (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful!! Can’t wait to have everyone sign this at my wedding and then display it in my house.

  29. birdie obrien (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!

  30. Warren Watson (verified owner)

    Beautiful. Shipped quickly, I love that I got a digital mock-up first. A bit sad that the back was covered by the blah plywood but I understand it was needed for hanging. So excited to have folks sign it!

  31. Julia Rice (verified owner)

    The guestbook is absolutely beautiful, and we are so excited to use it for our wedding! It arrived way faster than we expected, and support was very responsive to questions. I couldn’t recommend it enough!

  32. josephine phelps (verified owner)

    Excellent product that was well received by guests! Thank you!

  33. carrie (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!

  34. Abbie Chandler (verified owner)

    Absolutely in love! We are using this for our wedding book and then hanging it above our bar after our wedding!

  35. aiden massey (verified owner)

    This bourbon barrel head guestbook is awesome! Arrived quickly and we absolutely love it! Thank you!

  36. Gene M (verified owner)

    My Fiancé and I love it! Thank you!

  37. Christina O. (verified owner)

    We love our custom wedding guestbook. I wanted something unique and different and us. This is totally us and I love it! Our wedding is in September but I can’t wait to hang this up in our house with all the signatures from our special day

  38. blanche (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!

  39. seth s (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing! Loved this guestbook option and so did all of our guests. Marker didn’t bleed and turned out beautifully. Cannot wait to hang in our home.

  40. mark collins (verified owner)

    Its absolutely awesome! He did a custom design for me including horse shoes. Its perfect! I love it!

  41. Jeremy G (verified owner)

    WE LOVE THIS!! My fiancé is especially happy that he can smell the whiskey off it still. Will be a fantastic addition to the wedding as our guest book and we can’t wait to hang it above our Bar afterwards. Thank you.

  42. daniel n (verified owner)

    I just received our bourbon barrel guestbook today and it’s everything I could have imagined! It’s beautiful and as a couple that loves bourbon it’s the perfect addition to our fall wedding! I almost don’t even want people to sign it and just hang it up on the wall now! Jess was also amazing and was very easy to communicate with since we changed little details.

  43. Barbara White (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.

  44. Lucille (verified owner)

    This turned out better than I could of hoped. My fiancé and I are so excited to have our friends and family sign this on our big day! Really quick turn around also. Definitely recommend!

  45. Deanna

    We are very disappointed with our barrel head. Ours was discolored due to the packaging becoming stuck to whatever it was coated with which was still tacky. Customer service was not helpful. Our wedding is next month and I’m bummed that I will always look at our barrel head with disappointment because it didn’t turn out as expected or as pictured.

  46. frank holloway (verified owner)

    Beautiful craftsmanship! Our guest book turned out perfectly & we would recommend this shop to anyone. I can’t wait to use this on our wedding day!

  47. Wayne Peters (verified owner)

    Absolutely perfect! Arrived quickly, very well done.

  48. clarence hopkins (verified owner)

    Turned out absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

  49. Willie (verified owner)

    What an incredible addition to our special event! Thank you so much for making this for us. It turned out amazing!

  50. Jeffrey Lopez (verified owner)

    Excellent communication. Great customer service and product. Excited for this to be our guest book at our wedding! :)

  51. maude d (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing! Very well done! Love it and the couple is sooooo excited! They love how good it came out. So detailed!

  52. Brent G. (verified owner)

    I simply cannot say enough good things about WhiskeyMade or the gorgeous guestbook for my wedding! I absolutely LOVE it!

  53. Brandy Martinez

    Our guest book arrived last week and I couldn’t be more excited!! It is FRIGGIN great. The burned in lettering, the smell, the weight, and the uniqueness of the product has exceeded my expectations. My wedding is coming fast in July and i cannot wait to hang this on my wall!! Everything to hang it including directions and care of the barrel had arrived super fast. The company sells a quality product. I highly recommend!

  54. Josh G

    Whiskey Made is amazing. I’m not only saying it because of the quality of their product; I’m mainly saying it because of their level of customer service. Companies just don’t offer high level service anymore but Whiskey Made does.

    When we first ordered our guestbook, we designed it and submitted it. We received an email a couple of days later from Greg asking use about the design because something felt off to him. He wanted to ensure we were getting exactly what we wanted. After we made sure the design was correct the guestbook was made, shipped and delivered quickly. (Their packaging is minimalist but perfect too!)

    When we opened our guestbook we were so excited! It looked awesome! But then we noticed one of our letters was printed inside a crack on the barrel head making it difficult to read. I emailed Greg about my concern and he offered me three options; partial refund on the order, discount on next order, my surprise..a complete reprint!

    The difficulty of ensuring a perfect print every time was explained by Greg due to the difference of every barrel head but he stressed they do check all before making. I requested the reprint and received it a short while later. No questions asked. It was perfect.

    I can’t express enough how great this company was to work with. They were definitely the easiest to work with in the wedding planning arena which is always forgiving or understanding. I would recommend ordering from this company 100,000 times over.

  55. Tami S (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with the barrelhead that I ordered. The craftsmanship is excellent and I am very pleased with the color and the charring that was not present. This is exactly what I had hoped for. Delivery was very quick. I definitely would recommend your company!

  56. Samantha M

    Oh my goshIt is absolutely perfect! We love it!

  57. Deb (verified owner)

    The one I ordered on 11/24 was received by the recipient today 11/26!!! And they love it!! I am very impressed with your customer service!!

  58. pschell (verified owner)

    Everyone who has seen it, loves it!

  59. Rory Coughlin (verified owner)

    My fiancée and I were super last minute ordering our guest book and Whiskey Made was absolutely incredible with expediting our order! We ordered only about 10 days before our wedding and they were able to have it made and delivered to us pretty much immediately and it looked PERFECT! It is very rare to come across companies that have such excellent customer service. We are more than happy with our purchase and would recommend this company to ANYONE! Exceptional customer service and product! Thank you Whiskey Made!

    • WhiskeyMade (verified owner)

      Thank you for the kind words Rory. Glad you like your Guestbook! Send us some photos once its signed, we would love to see it!

  60. MM (verified owner)

    Way prettier in person (not that the website doesn’t look good…but wow)….. I’m SO PLEASED and cannot wait for my fiancé to see it! Thank you for making such a quality product and the packaging is phenomenal.

  61. beck

    We fell in love the moment we opened it. It came out more perfect than we could have hoped for!!

  62. mikesz

    It’s truly a unique piece that we will treasure forever! It never ceases to get compliments on how cool it is… :)

  63. katpetr

    We just received the barrel head and wanted to let you know how much we love it. We can’t wait to get it up on the wall! It looks stunning. We were wondering if you knew which distillery the head is from? The back is a bit obscured by the mounting piece so we can’t quite tell. If you happen to know we’d love to find out.

    • whiskeymade (verified owner)

      Hey Katie, it would be hard to tell now that its gone. If you email us a photo we can try and decipher it…

  64. V Kelt

    It’s gorgeous!!!

  65. Katie

    I had such a great experience using you guys! I ordered my guestbook Monday and already received it! (Today is Wednesday) and it looks so cool in person! I can’t wait for everyone at our wedding to see it. I will definitely be recommending you guys to others! Thank you!

  66. robert

    I’ve done a lot of unique wedding gifts over the years but this is exceptional!

  67. rjniewola

    It’s GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it. It’s amazing.

  68. kortney

    I have to tell you that this has been one of, if not the best customer service experience I’ve ever had. Thank you guys for being so quick to respond and quick to follow through with what you say will be done. I will definitely recommend Whiskey Made to other people.

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