If you’ve ever fancied maturing your own drinks, whether it be spirits, cocktails or other treats, but don’t have a clue when it comes to the art of coopering, these mini Kentucky Oak Barrels are perfect for all your thing-maturing-needs. These casks are made from 100% fresh Kentucky oak, have a medium toast level and come in a range of sizes, from the diddy 1 litre barrel up to the relatively roomy 50 litre barrel (for comparison, your standard bourbon barrel you’d find at a distiller typically holds around 180 - 200 litres). They come with a bung to go in the top of the barrel and a tap from which your barrel-age goodies can flow when you consider the time to be right.
Due to their small stature and increased surface area to volume ratio, these little rascals will influence your spirit with its oaky goodness rather swiftly indeed. What's more, fresh oak barrels will add intense, powerful aromas and flavours to your drinks, which might be what you’re after. If you’re looking for a more subtly oaken characteristic to add to, say, a batch of cocktails or a gin, we recommend your store some vodka or something else in the barrel for a few weeks first.