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Seeking out some inspiration for the best way to use your beautiful RMBC bought barrels? Wanting to take your aging process to the next level? Had a crazy idea on how to use your barrel that you brought to life? Our team cannot wait to hear about it and show the world.

The Rocky Mountain Barrel Company blog is designed to highlight the ingenuity of many of our customers while also providing tips and tricks on how to best use our barrels. Peruse our selection of stories about the great work our barrels are doing.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Barrel-Aging Cocktails at Home

Are you seeking a creative way to enhance the spirits collection at your home or add some innovation to your friends gathering or an in-house party? Barrel-aging your cocktails is one of the simplest ways to create sophisticated cocktails without putting much effort....

Spirits In The Barrel

Barrels are used to store and age spirits to give them added flavor. Let’s take The Glenlivet’s 50-year-old single malt scotch whisky as an example. When the whisky was freshly distilled in 1964, the new spirit was perfectly clear in color and tasted cereal-rich and...

Wood, Whiskey and Wine: The Oak Barrel Affair, an Unbeatable Technology

Barrels—we rarely acknowledge their importance, but without them we would be missing out on some of the world’s finest beverages—most notably whiskies and wines. The story of wood barrels for aging liquids is one of the most overlooked crafts of whiskey-making. For...

Bourbon and Whiskey

Bourbon and Whiskey. The names conjure up memories for me of snow falling softly in winter, campfires in the mountains with friends, and long nights out in Kentucky. In my mind, no other alcoholic beverage is more related to the history of the United States of...

Furniture Ideas for Used Whiskey and Wine Barrels

  Recycling of old barrels has become popular nowadays. Old whiskey and wine barrels can be transformed into furniture. It requires skill, dexterity, and little patience to make furniture from used barrels. Even a country or primitively styled home can be created...

Different Wood Used In Whiskey & Wine Barrels

Different types of wood used for whiskey and wine barrels Barrel aging of wine and whiskey is one of the most effective processes in the beverage industries that construe the taste of beverages. The wood of barrels transmits different intricate flavors to distillery...

Role of Oak Barrels in Winemaking

The Role of Oak Barrels in The Winemaking Process Oak barrels play a huge role in winemaking. It adds texture, color, aroma, flavor and complexity to the finished product. You may be familiar with the basic types of oak, but did you know different types of oak have...

Used Barrels

A wine barrel is made up of staves, which run vertically throughout the barrel, molding it into a cylinder. These are held in place by hoops or rings, usually made of galvanized steel. Depending on the type of barrel, there are 6-8 hoops. Most wine barrels weigh...

Used wine barrels in making craft beer

The barrel is like another additive to your beer. Wood has recently become beneficial to the beverage. Many brewers use barrels that earlier contained a completely different type of spirits. The most prominent barrels are bourbon barrels commonly used to age hard beer...