The Barrel Mill offers premium 5, 10, 15, 30 and 53 gallon barrels and oak infusion spirals to distilled and craft spirits makers. The Barrel Mill starts with the highest quality American White Oak staves – which are sustainably sourced and air dried up to two years. We then individually mold, fire bend, toast and char to your specifications. Tongue and groove handcrafted heads are also charred, then sealed with organic beeswax. And finally, each barrel is hand tested with high temperature, pressurized filtered water to ensure there are no leaks. Nothing is left to chance. And nothing short of perfection comes your way to hold your distilled spirits.
For my spirits, there’s simply no alternative. ~ Paul Hletko, Founder & Distiller Few Spirit, Former President of ACSA
Our family has been in the lumber business for over 100 years. In 2004 an opportunity arose to buy a cooperage that had gone out of business. (Oh my how times have changed.) Through our knowledge of wood, extensive investments in new machinery and technology, we have built a brand that represents quality-aging products for the beverage industry and custom wood displays for marketing all sorts of products.
Barrels – American White Oak, Quercus Alba
All of our barrels are handmade and expertly charred. The only things standard about our barrels is the quality and our five sizes. Everything else is customized to your distillery’s needs.
- Tight-Grained Premium Oak
- Galvanized hoops
- Full 1 inch thick staves
- Organic (Kosher) Beeswax Seal
Toast Levels – Charred to Perfection
Based on the needs of your distillery, we can achieve subtly varying flavors and aromas such as sweet caramel, smoke, spice, coffee, chocolate and vanilla.
#3 Char – Our standard, a #3 “Alligator” char provides the most vanillins. Caramel and toffee flavors are also present that work well for Bourbons and provide a beautiful dark amber color.
#4 Char – Our second most popular, a #4 char adds smoke, coffee and chocolate flavors and a darker color – working wonderfully for Rye Whiskeys.
Custom Char – Upon request, we will work with you to determine which char level – #2 or #5 – will help you achieve your desired flavor profile.
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“Without the use of these spirals we would not have a product on the shelves yet, much less winning awards left and right, including “The Best New Whisky of the Year.”
~ Matt Tackett, Blue Ridge Distilling, Bostic, NC
Oak Infusion Spirals
In an age where Oak barrels are scarce, The Oak Infusion Spiral is widely known as an outstanding additive and alternative for fast Oak extraction and refined, integrated results. Our spirals are precision cut from premium oak, maximizing end grain exposure for full extraction in weeks, not months. Tank and barrel applications are getting rave reviews with distillers and their whiskies are being lauded as some of the industry’s finest. Barrel Packs are calibrated to treat 59 to 70-gallons. Scroll down to download our latest Oak Infusion Spirals brochure or the Infusion Spiral Tech Specification here.
- Available in Meritage Blend, Hybrid, Blend, Burgundy Blend, East Euro Blend, Bordeaux Blend, and Rhone Blend.
- Available in light, medium, medium plus, heavy or #3 char.
Barrel Aged in a Bottle
For centuries the world’s most celebrated distillers have known charred oak barrels are essential for aging the best spirits. Now, the ability to achieve similar results directly in the bottle – adding color, complexity, smoothness and subtle overtones – is made possible with Infusion Spirals systems from The Barrel Mill. You can quickly and easily make a top-shelf impact on any bottle. See the video below for more details.
- Available in Moonshine Spirals, Rum Spirals, Tequila Spirals, Beer Spirals and Cocktail Spirals.
Make an immediate impact for your brand in your distilleries gift shop or at your local retailer with custom display barrels. Our display barrels can be personalized with a wide range of sizes, stain colors, adding “windows” and shelves, different logo options, etc. Visit our site to configure your own custom barrel based on cut-outs, band color, finish and size from 1 to 50 gallons.
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FAQs – Got Questions? Call us at 800-201-7125 or visit our FAQ page here.