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Does anyone know where to get Scotch and Irish Whiskey barrels?


RiverDriveLumber

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Well, you'd have to contact distilleries in Scotland and Ireland to obtain Scotch and Irish whisky barrels, seeing that these spirits can not be made here in the states. The shipping/importation costs would be pretty spendy. If you're looking for used USA made single malt whiskey barrels in the style of a Scotch/Irish, then you might be waiting some time, seeing they are reused several times. Plus, Sherry and/or Port finishing barrels are very expensive, so they won't be given up lightly. Your best luck would be to get with a distillery that's into bourbons, seeing that they can only use the barrel once.

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Interesting request seeing as most Scotch barrels are used Bourbon barrels from the US. Why not use old Bourbon barrels?

Once these barrels have been filled 4 times in Scotland I think their life is pretty much over. Or are you after one of these very tired barrels?

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  • 2 weeks later...

I picked up some used cognac barrels from Rocky Mountain Barrel Company in Denver, Skylar is dealing used barrels and might be able to help. I think most of those barrels get used and re-coopered until they die.

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What Kristian said.

Rocky Mountain Barrel Company brought in a bunch of laphroaig casks (all pre-sold), and from what the owner told me yesterday, they are working on bringing in some smaller (180 liter I believe) Bowmore casks in the next few months. I'd definetely recommend reaching out to them. Good folks over there. http://rockymountainbarrelcompany.com/

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