25L American Oak Barrel (Medium Char)

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- 25L American Oak Barrel with a medium char 

- Wooden stand

- Gold or Silver tap

- Bung/stopper

- Barrel wax


Introducing our exceptional 25L American Oak Barrel with a Medium Char – a true gem for spirits enthusiasts and artisans seeking unparalleled aging capabilities. Carefully crafted from the finest American oak, this barrel promises a remarkable maturation experience. The medium char level strikes the perfect balance, allowing flavours and aromas to develop gradually and harmoniously. There are no liners or bladders in these barrels like cheaper options out on the market. From smooth vanilla and caramel to subtle smoky undertones, the oak's influence transforms spirits and wines into masterpieces. Whether you're aging wine, port, spirits including whiskey & rum, or experimenting with innovative cocktail infusions, our 25L American Oak Barrel with a Medium Char is your gateway to achieving complexity, depth, and exceptional character. Elevate your craft and savour the art of aging with this premium barrel, suited for passionate distillers and mixologists alike.

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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Hobart, Tasmania
  • Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Adelaide, South Australia
    Barrels Preparation and Maintenance Guide

    Care of New Barrel
    Brand new barrels are about as sanitary as they can be as the wood has been heated over direct fire in the process of making the barrel.  This is done in order to bend the staves into place and to enhance various flavour accents.

    Important: Be sure to store your barrel in a cool/humid place out of direct sunlight to avoid issues with your barrel. Warmer temperatures and direct sunlight can lead to weeping of your barrel and faster evaporation rates.

    How to seal the barrel
    Like any new oak barrel, they must be filled with water so the oak can swell and eliminate leaks.  These leaks often seal themselves in only a few hours to a couple of days depending on how dry the barrel is. To ensure that the leak stops the barrel must be kept full until it stops, be sure to rotate the water every couple of days to avoid the water stagnating and bacterial growths from forming. Using fresh water or filtered water free of chlorine is always preferred when doing this.

    If the leak persists you can seal them by applying the barrel wax we supply with every keg and placing the wax over the areas that leak, then using a hair dryer to melt the wax so it can work its way into the leak to block it up.  The oak must be dry in order for the wax to adhere and seal the barrel.  Never place wax on the inside of the barrel as it will spoil the contents of the barrel

    How to prepare for use
    roughly 10% fill the barrel with hot or boiling water which is chlorine free, briskly shake it for 1-2 minutes and empty, repeat until the colour of the water comes out transparent. Bits of loose charred wood may come out during this process. The barrel is now ready for use and is highly recommended to fill with your liquor within 5 days as bacterial growths can form if the barrel is left empty for too long after this process

    Be sure to fill your barrel to between 75%-95% full with your favourite drop for good barrel health. If you fill your barrel with less than this amount ensure that you tighten the filler cap and turn the barrel upside down for a couple of hours once a week for the first fortnight to soak the top portion of the barrel with your favourite drop. It is also suggested that this be done with all barrels periodically to ensure the top of the barrel is kept hydrated. Remember to never let your barrel go completely dry as it may lose its ability to reseal.

    Please note that to operate the tap the stopper on top of the barrel must be slightly opened to stop air lock from occurring.

    How to age wines and liquors
    To age wines or liquors, simply fill the barrel with your favourite product and store in a humid place where it is not exposed to sunlight or heat, as this will slow the rate of evaporation.  The time required depends on your choice and taste. Ageing wine or liquor in a barrel has the effect of transmitting the taste of the oak to your product inside the barrel.  The longer you store a wine or liquor the stronger the oak taste that you will get from the wood and also the darker the colour will become. Be aware there will be evaporation over time so it is recommended to regularly check the inside if your barrel and top up as needed, its best to keep your barrel full at all times.

    Dimensions & Weight

    1.5L (1.5kg)

    Head: 130mm

    Middle: 160mm

    Length: 200mm

    3L (2.5kg)

    Head width: 160mm

    Middle width: 200mm

    Length: 240mm

    5L (3KG)

    Head width: 190mm

    Middle width: 220mm

    Length: 270mm

    10L (4KG)

    Head width: 240mm

    Middle width: 280mm

    Length: 330mm

    15L (8kg)

    Head width: 280mm

    Middle width: 320mm

    Length: 390mm

    25L (12KG)

    Head width: 310mm

    Middle width: 380mm

    Length: 460mm

    50L (20KG)

    Head width: 415mm

    Middle width: 440mm

    Length: 520mm

    100L (32KG)

    Head width: 415mm

    Middle width: 500mm

    Length: 800mm

    Product Shipping

    Shipping calculated at the checkout

    The 25L American Oak Barrel is available for shipping AUSTRALIA WIDE and in the following locations:

    • Adelaide & Regional South Australia
    • Melbourne & Regional Victoria
    • Sydney & Regional New South Wales
    • Hobart and Regional Tasmania
    • Brisbane & Regional Queensland
    • Perth & Regional Western Australia
    • Darwin & Regional Northern Territory
    • Canberra ACT

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Philip Valanidas
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    Michael Janse
    25Ltr American Oak Barrel

    After placing my order for a barrel, I was surprised by how quick it was to be delivered. I was happy upon opening to see how well packaged it was, and upon removing from packaging was impressed with the barrel itself. Good solid construction and well made. Can’t wait to try it out.


    Great product


    Great product.


    Choice barrel, does what barrels do, store fluid.