Each barrel bought from this page will be tested to ensure that they are watertight.
They will come with a fitted lift-off lid, created from the original barrel lid and a brass tap for draining the barrel. Wine barrel lids are fitted with a wooden handle and whiskey barrel lids are fitted with a rope handle.
We also check and pin all of the barrel’s steels bands to ensure that they are all fixed securely in place. Bungs are fitted tightly prior to transport.
We recommend that they are kept filled with water when not in use to ensure that the barrel staves do not dry out, especially in the summer.
Whisky bands and oak are both strong and very high quality but bands are not galvanised and therefore will contain rust. Inside of the barrels will be charred, which creates the smokey flavour of the whisky. The amount that the wood is charred varies from barrel to barrel.
Please allow up to one week for delivery to allow for this testing process.
- Wine Barrels – Height – 890mm, Belly Diameter – 720mm, Top Diameter – 600mm Capacity – 55 gallon/225 litres
- 55 Gallon Traditional Hogshead Oak Whisky Barrel: Height – 1020mm Belly diameter – 755mm
- 120 Gallon Butt Oak Whisky Barrel: Height – 1320mm, Belly diameter – 920mm, End diameter – 675mm