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Now… FIVE Used Whiskey Barrel Options Available

Used whiskey barrels in 5 and 10 gallon sizes can be hard to come by.  They are usually snatched up soon after they become available.  None of these options are what I would call cheap.  But, they are in stock as of this posting.  This can change quickly.  Check each product page for current availability and pricing.

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Sons of Liberty 10 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels are Back – Limited Quantity

10 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels Home Brewing

10 Gallon Whiskey Barrels via Adventures in Homebrewing

Description, from AIH: “These barrels come from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, an award winning craft distillery located in Rhode Island. This innovative distillery specializes in American Single Malt Whiskies born from distinctly flavorful beers.  These once filled charred oak whiskey barrels will impart whiskey taste and aroma, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer.”

Availability of these barrels is touch and go.   As of this posting, these hard to find barrels are back in stock at $150.  From what I can gather playing around with quantities in my cart, there aren’t many of these available.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Used 10 gallon whiskey barrel

Also: Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter | Stouts and Porters | Bourbon Staves

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THREE Used Whiskey Barrel Options Available

Used whiskey barrels in 5 and 10 gallon sizes can be hard to come by.  They are usually snatched up soon after they become available.  None of these options are what I would call cheap.  But, they are in stock as of this posting.  This can change quickly.  Check each product page for current availability and pricing.

More: Recent Great Deals

End Today: 15% Off American Oak Barrels – 1 to 5 Liter Oak Barrels – Dual Purpose

1 to 5 liter American Oak Barrels via William’s Brewing.

About: “When you distill a spirit, it invariably comes out clear as water. Put the clear spirit in contact with charred American Oak, and it turns amber and mellow over time with toasted wood vanilla-like richness. Want to speed up the aging process? Our new American Oak Barrels are charred on the inside for Whiskey, Bourbon, Tequilla, Rum, and Brandy aging. The large wood surface contact area per ounce compared with commercial 53 gallon barrels means this will age spirits much quicker than larger barrels. Handmade in Mexico following centuries old cooperage methods; the valve is wood and sealed with leather, and the top plug is wood and sealed with a wrap of leather. No plastic, glue, or rubber are used in construction.”

Dual purpose: Once you mature your whiskey you know have a used whiskey barrel you can use to age a barrel stout or other homebrew.

As of this posting, William’s Brewing has the entire lineup marked down 15%.  No coupon code is required. Note: discount will be reflected when you add qualifying items to your cart.  Promotions can change quickly, check William’s Brewing for current availability.

Oak Aging at William’s Brewing

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Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

Used 5 Gallon Kings County Distilling Bourbon & Single Malt Barrels – In Stock at William’s Brewing

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Have you ever wanted to make a true whiskey barrel stout, or an oak aged barleywine? We now have 5 gallon American Oak whiskey barrels from a leading craft distillery. These impart a deep whisky/bourbon-oak flavor and are perfect for aging your strong ales, and also ideal for sour ales. These are once used barrels which have stored premium craft whiskey or bourbon for at least 3 years before being drained.

These quality barrels were crafted in Minnesota by The Barrel Mill and have a Char level of 3. They come with either a wooden bung or a plastic bung, and also fit a #9 Stopper (not included) if you want to use these with an airlock (see at right).

These held Kings County Distilling Bourbon and Single Malt Whiskey, from 2014 to late February 2019 when they were dumped. They first held Bourbon for a couple years, then were dumped and refilled with Single Malt for another year or two. For more on the Kings County Distillery and their bourbon and whiskey, click HERE.

The pictured wood stand is optional, see a suitable stand at right.

NOTE: Pricing is for 1 barrel, three are shown to show you how they vary in appearance.


Availability of used 5 gallon whiskey barrels can be touch and go.  As of this posting, William’s Brewing them in stock for $134.99 + actual shipping.  Check William’s Brewing for current price and availability.

Drained 5 Gallon Whiskey/Bourbon Barrel

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15% Off American Oak Barrels – 1 to 5 Liter Oak Barrels – Dual Purpose

1 to 5 liter American Oak Barrels via William’s Brewing.

About: “When you distill a spirit, it invariably comes out clear as water. Put the clear spirit in contact with charred American Oak, and it turns amber and mellow over time with toasted wood vanilla-like richness. Want to speed up the aging process? Our new American Oak Barrels are charred on the inside for Whiskey, Bourbon, Tequilla, Rum, and Brandy aging. The large wood surface contact area per ounce compared with commercial 53 gallon barrels means this will age spirits much quicker than larger barrels. Handmade in Mexico following centuries old cooperage methods; the valve is wood and sealed with leather, and the top plug is wood and sealed with a wrap of leather. No plastic, glue, or rubber are used in construction.”

Dual purpose: Once you mature your whiskey you know have a used whiskey barrel you can use to age a barrel stout or other homebrew.

As of this posting, William’s Brewing has the entire lineup marked down 15%.  No coupon code is required. Note: discount will be reflected when you add qualifying items to your cart.  Promotions can change quickly, check William’s Brewing for current availability.

Oak Aging at William’s Brewing

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $139.99 – back in stock

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Adventures in Homebrewing


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award-winning small-batch distillery, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch.No stand is included with this batch of barrels
Used barrels may have cracked staves from their previous use. This is completely normal in a used barrel and does not compromise the integrity of the barrel. When they swell from the liquid being in them, they will form small cracks. If you prefer a barrel with no cracks, please check out our new barrels.


Availability of used whiskey barrels in the 5 gallon size can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and sell out quickly.

We posted about these back in February at this same price and they sold out.  As of this posting these are in stock at $139.99.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

Also: Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter | Stouts and Porters | Bourbon Staves

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey

Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute

Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute


From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Knowing whiskey is social capital these days. Know It All Whiskey is here to make sure you know your Scottish single malts from your Kentuckys.

So you enjoy a dram or two, but do you know how whiskey is made? Do you understand how to nose and taste whiskey, and can you tell the difference between regional and nationalvarieties? Pour yourself a measure, take a seat, and let Know It All Whiskey take you on a journey from the very first distillers to the latest brands around the world.

Know-It-All Whiskey demystifies the origins, history, production, and varieties of one of the world’s favorite spirits. Compiled by whiskey experts, this beginner’s guide serves up all you need to read the message in the bottle in 50 small nips—or rather, with 300 words and an image.

Entries explain everything from the history of whiskey production, including the ins and outs of the whiskey trade, to which foods to pair and which whiskey festivals to visit. Distilled with spirited graphics and supported by glossaries and biographies of key figures, here’s how to enjoy whiskey—or whisky—from the single malts and blends of Scotland to their acclaimed Irish, North American, and Asian counterparts.


Know It All Whiskey: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts of Whiskey, Each Explained in Under a Minute


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10% Off Distilling at William’s Brewing

As of this posting, William’s is taking 10% off their entire lineup of distilling gear.  No coupon needed,  Note: Discount is reflected when you add items to your cart.  Check William’s for current availability.

Save on Distilling Equipment at William’s Brewing

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds


10% Off Distilling at William’s Brewing

As of this posting, William’s is taking 10% off their entire lineup of distilling gear.  No coupon needed,  Note: Discount is reflected when you add items to your cart.  Check William’s for current availability.

Save on Distilling Equipment at William’s Brewing

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds