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Want to get a 20-year-old scotch taste for the cost of a three-year-old bottle? How about spending $15 on wine and turning it into a bottle that might sell for five times the price? You can with the mini oak Urban Barrel. Manufacturers age large quantities of alcohol in large oak barrels over several years but in as little as 4-to-6 weeks you can turn any lower-priced bottle of scotch, brandy, whiskey, rum, bourbon, tequila or cognac into a delicious hand-crafted reserve that has the smooth flavour of a batch aged over several years. The mini oak Urban Barrel makes a great gift for a friend or loved one and can be personalized with a custom engraving.

Features and details

  • Adds delicious flavour to your whiskey, bourbon, rum, tequila, wine and scotch and more

  • Ages fast and increases the smooth flavour in just a few weeks

  • Includes: barrel, stand, spigot, bung, and instructions.

  • Approximate size of the 1 litre oak barrel is about 5 1/2 inches from head to head and about 5 inches in diameter. 1L holds slightly more than 750mL

  • Great for making your own personalized flavour profile and signature cocktails

  • Reuseable

Oak Aging Barrels

Why Choose Us?

Each Urban Barrel is made from American white oak with a medium char. In addition to receiving a barrel, you will receive a stand, a bung (cork), a spigot, and handling directions. When your barrel arrives, you will need to “cure” the barrel (see FAQ) to ensure that your barrel is sealed tight, this can take anywhere from 2 to 5 days. Once your barrel is cured, rinse your barrel with hot water a few times until there is no wood residue, then your barrel is ready to be filled with your favorite spirit!

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From our customers

Freakin next level

I have a 3 litre barrel that I have had filled for about 3 months. OMG, The bourbon that came out is freakin next level. Many have said better then Bulliet. I am aging my second batch in the barrel now. I will be buying more this year.
4.0
2018-07-05T07:46:10+00:00
I have a 3 litre barrel that I have had filled for about 3 months. OMG, The bourbon that came out is freakin next level. Many have said better then Bulliet. I am aging my second batch in the barrel now. I will be buying more this year.

Ottawa Police Special Constable Golf Tournament

On Saturday 28 July 2018 I had the opportunity to work with Jeff Roberts and Urban Barrel Company at the annual Ottawa Police Special Constable golf tournament.


From our first meeting, Jeff was keen to come on board and support our charity tournament. Not only were Jeff and his company a pleasure to work with, the products they offer are fantastic. All of our golfers were treated to samples of aged whisky and bourbon from the Urban Barrels and they were thoroughly enjoyed. This was certainly the highlight of the tournament.


Jeff is very knowledgeable and the products on offer are fantastic. Not only do the barrels look great, the fact they age the whisky in a matter of days is also very impressive.


I would thoroughly recommend Jeff Roberts and Urban Barrel Company. I'm now able to enjoy aged whisky in my own house and more importantly I get to age it and pour it from my own personalized barrel. This is thanks to Jeff and his team and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Go on and get yourself a barrel!

Cheers
David Johnstone
5.0
2018-08-10T10:26:12+00:00
Cheers
David Johnstone
On Saturday 28 July 2018 I had the opportunity to work with Jeff Roberts and Urban Barrel Company at the annual Ottawa Police Special Constable golf tournament. From our first meeting, Jeff was keen to come on board and support our charity tournament. Not only were Jeff and his company a pleasure to work with, the products they offer are fantastic. All of our golfers were treated to samples of aged whisky and bourbon from the Urban Barrels and they were thoroughly enjoyed. This was certainly the highlight of the tournament. Jeff is very knowledgeable and the products on offer are fantastic. Not only do the barrels look great, the fact they age the whisky in a matter of days is also very impressive. I would thoroughly recommend Jeff Roberts and Urban Barrel Company. I'm now able to enjoy aged whisky in my own house and more importantly I get to age it and pour it from my own personalized barrel. This is thanks to Jeff and his team and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Go on and get yourself a barrel!

Amazing Customer Experience

I had an amazing customer experience purchasing a barrel from Urban Barrel! I dealt directly with the company owner who went above and beyond to ensure the barrel I ordered as a Christmas gift for my dad was perfect. He had a logo custom designed and engraved onto the barrel, advised me of which size and material was best for my purpose, arranged a quick turnaround time, and organized a more convenient pickup location. Urban Barrel uses high quality 100% American oak that is charred to perfection. I would definitely purchase from Urban Barrel again!

I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family and am going to check out your other products and services. I really appreciate you having that cool logo designed!

Thank you so much,

Taylor Cavanagh
5.0
2018-12-05T15:01:21+00:00
I had an amazing customer experience purchasing a barrel from Urban Barrel! I dealt directly with the company owner who went above and beyond to ensure the barrel I ordered as a Christmas gift for my dad was perfect. He had a logo custom designed and engraved onto the barrel, advised me of which size and material was best for my purpose, arranged a quick turnaround time, and organized a more convenient pickup location. Urban Barrel uses high quality 100% American oak that is charred to perfection. I would definitely purchase from Urban Barrel again! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family and am going to check out your other products and services. I really appreciate you having that cool logo designed! Thank you so much, Taylor Cavanagh

Best thing I ever did!

Best thing I ever did! I asked Jeff to take a simple bottle of 40 Creek and see what magic he could make with it...wow!

What he did to it will remain a mystery as no magician ever reveals his secrets. This simple Canadian Whisky now had complex, sophisticated elements to it.

All he said was, “The barrel, patience and time”...Whatever that means?

First there was the addition of smoke followed by a taste of maple...it reminded me of sugar maple...a balanced sweetness. The usual burn became a gentle warmth. It was a whiskey that stood up to the test of my fireplace and the blues...and yet was not out of place pairing with coffee after an elegant meal.

Definitely I will be going back for more...and buying my own barrels! Going to experiment on my own I think. Check it out...you will not be disappointed. Of that I promise you.

Gregg Gendron

5.0
2018-04-21T15:17:43+00:00

Gregg Gendron

Check it out...you will not be disappointed. Of that I promise you.

My first aging

I cured my barrel according to the instructions provided (easy) and started with an inexpensive rye whiskey for my first aging, after only 3 weeks it already has more of a cask/barrel flavour like the more expensive brands, not harsh or bitter but a spicy, toasty caramelized flavour with a smokey aroma, very pleasant. . . can't wait for the next 3 weeks of aging! Great product, thanks to Jeff!

Ted L.

2018-05-24T11:31:09+00:00

Ted L.

I cured my barrel according to the instructions provided (easy) and started with an inexpensive rye whiskey for my first aging, after only 3 weeks it already has more of a cask/barrel flavour like the more expensive brands, not harsh or bitter but a spicy, toasty caramelized flavour with a smokey aroma, very pleasant. . . can't wait for the next 3 weeks of aging! Great product, thanks to Jeff!
4.8
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About Us

The success of Urban Barchef inspired Jeff to launch The Urban Barrel Company, Ontario’s official distributor of hand-made premium oak aged barrels specially designed and crafted for aging spirits and cocktails. The American white oak barrels feature an interior charring similar to those used at a distillery — but with a speedier aging process. Aging spirits and cocktails can take years at a distillery but is guaranteed to take just a few weeks or months in the small white oak barrels, depending entirely on your personal flavour profile and desired taste. The Urban Barrels are equipped to age a variety of spirits including whiskey, scotch, rum, bourbon, wine and even tequila and come in 1L, 2L, 3L and 5L options. Barrels can also be customized with a logo and/or engraving!