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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


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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
Personalization Available


Material Type

Full Barrel Head

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

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  1. Anonymous (Verified)

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    It is beautiful and arrived very quickly! Cannot wait to use it for our wedding!

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  2. Robert Tibbits (Verified)

    I did a custom order with my brand for the guest sign-in. This product went above what I thought it was going to be. I did the add of the table legs and is completely happy with what I received.

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  3. Mackenzie Hardin (Verified)

    Whiskey Made did an incredible job customizing our whiskey barrel top for our wedding! Customization was so easy and shipping was super quick! They even included a marker to use on it for the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend for anyone who wants a unique guest book that they can keep forever!

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  4. Shannon (Verified)

    I can not wait to use this at my wedding it’s so beautiful and unique and fits our theme (rustic)

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  5. Rachelle Herman

    Love this! Fast shipping & great condition. Pretty cool that they even send the marker with it for you. Cannot wait to have this on display at our wedding. Thanks for the perfect reminder of our perfect day, WhiskeyMade!!!!

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