European Oak Barrels for Wine, Whiskey, Spirits Handmade 5 Liters 1.3 Gallons
Brand new hand made barrel carved from oak and built using the best traditional barrel making techniques. This barrel is made by artisans located in the town of Ribnica - Slovenia, these artisans have long tradition making supreme quality barrels for the wine and spirit industry and now have applied their expertise in making these smaller versions barrels for your personal use in aging/storing liquors, wines, rum, beer, whisky etc.
~Includes stand, spigot and bung ~Waxed inside , if you wish to get un-waxed please let us know -Some barrels are hand painted. If you wish to order hand painted or clear let us know or we ship random.
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Handmade in Slovenia - Europe with a tradition in wood ware since 1492.
Those European oak barrels are made from an thicker wood so they are heavier. Be sure to check the thickness of the staves before you purchase barrels, many small barrel makers use thin wood staves but the thinner staves react to climate changes, will twist, warp and break the hoops or even crack the wood.
The 5 liter is waxed on the inside, it also comes with finish a coat.
When received they need to be filled with water to be sure they are watertight, they may leak a little until the wood is re-hydrated and swells against the metal hoops and will stain the barrel if not coated. A finish coat will not harm the ingredients; neither will it come off in the liquor.
Be sure to check the thickness of the staves before you purchase barrels, many small barrel makers use thin wood staves but the thinner staves react to climate changes, will twist, warp and break the hoops or even crack the wood. My barrels are heavier and cost more to ship.
We’re making fresh barrels daily; we keep a minimum number of all sizes in stock, very often we get a run on certain sizes and have to make more, that’s why we do not have next day shipping.