Finding half wine barrels for sale, or small wooden barrels, can help when a large scale whiskey, or wine, barrel is just too much.
Sometimes the project you’re working on calls for something smaller. Something more manageable. Something that a regular sized barrel is just too much for.
Half Wine Barrels For Sale
If you’re looking for half wine barrels for sale then the first thing you should do is consider what you’ll be using it for.
As it will be missing its top (or its bottom, depending on which way you look at it), you can’t use it as a rain barrel, or for aging wine or whiskey. But, if you’re planning on using it as a planter, or to build a side table, or even to use it as a decorative wall element, a half wine barrel is the perfect fit!
Some half wine barrels are water tight. Perfect for using as an ice chest for summertime backyard BBQ’s, or as a small pond in a boutique garden, or as the base of a rustic, cabin shower.
Using Small Wooden Barrels for Aging Wine and Whiskey
Most small wooden barrels are used for aging wine and whiskey at home.
If you take the time to make your own wine at home then it’s worth the time to age it in a small oak barrel that will add depth and character to the final product. The wood will take the edge off the tannins that are naturally in the wine, and will mellow, and round out the flavor; taking your homemade wine from a basement tipple to a wine that you’ll be proud to serve at your dinner table.
It’s true that you can further age whiskey and other spirits at home too. Just because you can’t afford the top shelf whiskey doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy that same flavor. Holding it in a small oak barrel for a while can elevate and enhance the best elements of a store brand whiskey – as little as a few weeks in a barrel can make a huge difference!
Small wooden barrels come in sizes as small as 1 litre and can be as large as 5 litres for those larger projects. They don’t take up much room and many are decorative too!