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Troubleshooting Leaks “Help! My barrel seems to be leaking. Is this normal??” Wood is a naturally porous material. And that’s a good thing since you want your spirit to breathe and pull in all those extra flavours. That also means that small leaks can be a normal occurrence with any barrel aging—after all, liquids have...

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Toasting vs. charring: What’s the difference? What gives whisky its smoky taste, colour, mouthfeel and aroma? The barrel — specifically, the inside of the barrel. You can get all the steps right from the very beginning — the best grains, a pristine water source, a flawless distillation process — but it’s the maturation process that...

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What gives a whisky its character? The barrel aging, of course! Let Urban Barrel show you how it’s done. A fine whisky stands out, commanding attention and satisfying the palate. What makes a fine whisky what it is, though? Any master distiller can tell you: it is the barrels, always the barrels in which you...

Are you looking for the perfect gift for whiskey lovers, this is it. At the Urban Barrel Company we pride ourselves on handmade Virgin White Oak Barrels to help you control the aging of the spirit. And our laser engraved personalization makes it even more special. An amazing present for , holidays, birthdays and all...