Use for decor or to serve or age your favorite spirit or wine, this personalized Mini Oak Barrel - Formal comes engraved with your name or up to two lines of text in script. If you don't want a 2nd line of text, type NONE. Read the last paragraph below for further personalization instructions for this particular barrel.
Our small oak barrels are handcrafted from premium quality American white oak, the same that most wineries and distillers use, are charred inside and comes with a series of black steel hoops around the barrel. Color of this barrel is medium toast and comes with a wood stand, bung, and wooden spigot. Perfect for aging and or serving your favorite spirit such as bourbon, brandy, whiskey, scotch, tequila, rum, cognac. Can also be used to serve and or age wine, beer, barrel aged cocktails (no citrus or dairy ingredients though), homemade hot sauce or tabasco sauce, balsamic vinegar and even barbeque sauce. View our Small Oak Barrels section to see our entire collection of personalized mini oak barrel designs. Many fantastic designs to choose from.
Do you want to age spirits, beer or wine in this Small Oak Barrel? You can use this barrel to age your favorite liquor or create your own spirit such as bourbon, whiskey, rum, etc... by simply mixing vodka with your choice of liquor essence (sold separately). Barrel care and use instructions are included with every mini barrel purchase. Planning to make your own spirits? Read below for other products that you can purchase to create your own mini oak barrel kit. Remember, the smaller the barrel, the quicker the aging process and aging depends on your taste. For more information regarding Small and Mini Oak Barrels, see SMALL OAK BARREL INFORMATION. *Note: When personalizing your mini barrel, distillery names and liquor brand names are not allowed to be engraved on barrels (eg. Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Devil's Cut, etc... ) due to licensing agreements.
Sizes available (Approx. since handmade. Length of spigot to the rear of the barrel by width of the barrel at the belly):
1 Liter 7.75" x 5.75"
2 Liter 8.5" x 6.25"
3 Liter 10" x 7"
5 Liter 11.25" x 8.5"
10 Liter 13.5" x 10"
20 Liter 18" x 12"
* All small (mini) oak barrels being sold throughout the USA & world, including the ones we sell, may have variances (color, wood grain, etc... ), especially due to the fact that they are handmade. If you or your gift recipient intend to use any mini oak barrel (ours or one bought from another company) rather than using it just for decoration, we strongly recommend you cure and fill the barrel within 90 days of receiving it to prevent fully drying it out.
** The free barrel wooden stand that comes with the barrel may vary in shape/look, since they are handmade.
Build your Own Mini Oak Barrel Kit for an additional cost
ADD a Cleaning and Care Kit: One kit good for 1-5 liter size barrels. For larger sized barrels, such as 10 and 20 liter barrels, you may want to purchase a second kit. Cleaning kit includes: 1oz of Oxy-San, 1oz of Citric Acid, 1oz of Barrel Wax & 4 Campden Sterilizing/Storing Tablets. Instructions come with every kit. For more information about the the cleaning and care kit, see Cleaning and Care Kit Information for Small Oak Barrels *Note - All products in this kit are made by the same manufacturer. Suppliers vary due to product availability.
ADD 12 Campden Sterilizing/Storing Tablets: Use when storing your barrel or when cleaning & sterilizing your barrel. For more information regarding the sterilizing and storing tablets, see Cleaning and Care Kit Information for Small Oak Barrels.
ADD an Airlock Bung Combination: For wine and beer aging. For more information about the functionality of the airlock and bung combination, see Airlock and Rubber Bung System - SOLD OUT
ADD Liquor Essences: Use to create your own spirit. For every bottle of essence you will need 750 ml vodka or grain alcohol. For best results, fully filling the barrel is ideal. For more information on liquor essence flavors, see Liquor Essence Information. *Note - All liquor essences are made by the same manufacturer. Suppliers vary due to product availability. Therefore, art design on the label of the product may vary, but the selection and flavor choices remain the same.
ESSENCE FLAVOR LICENSED BRAND COMPARISONS:
Whiskey & Scotch Whisky Essences
Canadian Rye Whiskey - Crown Royal
Irish Whiskey - Jameson
Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey - Jim Beam
Southern Whiskey - Southern Comfort
Tennesee Bourbon Whiskey - Jack Daniels
Scotch Whisky Blended - Johnny Walker Red
Scotch Whisky Highland Malt - Glenlevit or Dewers
Rums & Liqueur Essences
Jamaican Rum - Captain Morgan Jamaican
Spiced Rum - Captain Morgan Spiced
XO Brandy - Hennessey XO
PERSONALIZATION: FREE. Spelling & punctuation will appear exactly as you entered it on your order. Remember, the more characters, the smaller the text.
PROCESSING/SHIPPING: Approximately 1 business days for processing and 2-4 business days for shipping. NEED IMMEDIATELY? See IN A RUSH? See Holiday and Father's Day Shipping Schedule in May, June, November & December.
* Please note that this product is purchased from and shipped by our company, Man Cave Gifts (mancavegifts.com), not from another company that we refer you to via our Referral Network.