Instructions: To start, cure your barrel then pour grain alcohol or neutral flavored vodka into the vessel, add optional essence flavor. Shake to incorporate the ingredients. Taste your spirits weekly and once aged to your taste, start drinking or move it to a glass bottle to stop the aging process. See guide for full instructions
Can be used over and over and for different spirits
Lasts 8-10 years with proper care
Barrel: New American white oak; Essence ingredients: Natural extracts, propylene glycol, essential oil, and caramel color (E150)
One oak barrel with stand, bung, spigot, paper funnel, and barrel cleaning kit. Alcohol not included. Optional essence includes two or five 0.65 fluid ounce packets of essence flavor (one packet per barrel liter)
Wipe with damp cloth. Clean with included tablets. Store in a cool, damp environment such as a wine cellar. This will keep the exterior from drying out and minimize evaporation
2 Liters: 7.5" x 5" diameter; 5 Liters: 9.5" x 6.5" diameter
Home-distilled spirits in your own barrel · American oak barrel · Spirits flavor essences
Craft your own spirits with a whiskey barrel kit that turns your home into a DIY distillery. Starting with grain alcohol or vodka, add Thousand Oaks Barrel’s own tasty essence flavors, like Kentucky bourbon, Irish whiskey, or spiced rum, and then age away in the handcrafted white oak barrel that has a flavor-enhancing medium char.
Maker Bryan Weisberg of Thousand Oaks Barrel liked to play with alcohol flavors, and he turned to aging as a way to better control the taste and quality of spirits—and as a more accessible way for other folks to try their hand at home distilling.
The foundation of these spirit-aging kits is, of course, the beautiful handcrafted barrels. Each is made with American white oak with a flavor-enhancing medium char and staves that have been air dried for two years. Combine a flavor essence, like Irish whiskey, Kentucky bourbon, or spiced rum with grain alcohol or vodka in the barrel and let the aging begin. These home-friendly barrels speed up the aging process so you can get to a tasty pour faster. Add a personalization to make for a statement gift that will stand out on any home bar.