American White Oak Toasted Barrel - 2.5 Litre

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American White Oak Toasted Barrel - 2.5 Litre
Country American Barrel
Distillery/Brand American White Oak Barrel
Maturation Oak

Oak Barrel - 2.5l

Looking to try your hand at barrel-ageing? Then this is exactly what you need - a barrel! This is a 2.5 litre barrel made from brand-spanking-new fresh American white oak, which has been given a medium toast level.

So, when you get your hands on your very own barrel, don't just go whacking your favourite spirit in there right away, because you may notice that the metal hoops around the barrel might feel a bit loose. What you'll need to do is cure the barrel. To do this, you'll want to fill the barrel with hot water to thoroughly soak the wood. Don't have the bung inserted in the barre; for this. Leave the water in there for at least 24 hours, but note that it can take up to a week for the wood to fully swell, sealing up any gaps between the staves and keeping the whole thing together. Thirsty little rascals. You'll also need to do this again if the barrel hasn't been used in a while.

Given the fact that no other spirit has ever been stored in the barrel, the effect of the oak on the spirit you fill into it will be very forceful. If you’re after creating your own whisky from new-make spirit, or indeed transforming a vodka into something oak-rich and powerful, this is good news. If you’re after adding a subtle barrel-aged note to a light and delicate cocktail or gin, then it’s probably not a good thing – you’d be well advised to store some vodka or ‘something else’ in it for a couple of weeks first.

Finally – The rate of evaporation from these puppies is quite large. The reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, the surface area to volume ratio of the barrel is very high, and secondly, you’re probably not going to keep it at as low a temperature as you’d find in a warehouse in Scotland. You can expect to lose a fair old percentage per month if you’re keeping them at room temperature, so keep an eye on them and regularly turn the barrel to keep all parts of it wet.

Height including stand - 190mm

Length - 190mm

Diameter - 135mm

Circumference - 424mm

Reviews for American White Oak Toasted Barrel - 2.5 Litre
@Out of stock...
Hi there! At the moment, there are no plans to order any more of this size of barrel. However, if you're looking for something bigger than the 1 Litre, we do have the 5 Litre version (, which should be with us very soon! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
Out of stock...
Hi, please could you let me know when this item is back is stock? As I'm rather keen to purchase the slightly larger oak barrel.


Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago