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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.

If you have photos you want to be featured or have a story about how our barrels have worked for you, let us know. We are always looking for ways to highlight our barrels!

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...

Used whiskey barrels in making craft beer

Barrel aging is the latest trend in craft beverages currently. Competition for both used and new barrels has become profound now. Craft brewery using whiskey-sodden wooden barrels are becoming famous. Wooden barrels have been used in making craft beer for a long time....

Wine Barrel for Storing and Maturing Wine

A barrel is crucial for storing and aging procedures of wine which are intended to give a trademark flavor to the wine. This particularly applies to the more luxurious wines that are by and large made to acquire a high quality as they age. Several types of timber are...

Something Different

We are always seeing new and different things that are customers are doing with our products. We had a young lady request some barrel hoops for a public fashion show, Recycled Runway, in Boulder. The purpose of the show is to help raise awareness around recycling  —...