What is the difference between a planter barrel and an aging barrel? 

Our aging barrels are made of American Oak with #3 char on the inside. just like a miniature wine or whiskey barrel.  After curing your barrel it will hold liquid so you can add your favorite spirit or cocktail ingredients to add the flavor, aroma, color, and depth of oak to the ingredients inside. Because it’s smaller, it ages at a faster rate than your standard whiskey or wine barrel. Think of a barrel aged Manhattan for starts. It can take several weeks to get the perfect taste but that’s the fun of it. You can taste test along the way and work towards the perfect age on whatever you’ve got inside. 

Our decorative planter barrels are the same look but the rest on their flat side and can be used as a windowsill planter, wedding centerpiece, change jar, furniture and many other endless possibilities. You have the option to choose whether you would like one of the ends open or if you would like them both to remain closed. There is a small charge for us to remove one end. Or we have provided instructions below on how to remove it yourself if you are not sure what you're using it for or want to get crafty! 

What size barrel should I get?

This can be a hard decision! Whether you are aging a barrel or you’ve purchased a barrel for decorative uses, we have several different sizes to choose from. Hopefully, this chart and diagram helps you narrow down your options.

Barrel Size

Dimensions (H x L x W)

Weight, Lbs.



6 x 4 x 4 in.

1 lb

500 mL


6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

2 lbs

750 mL


7 x 5.5 x 5.5 in.

3 lbs

1.75 L


8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in.

5 lbs

1 gal


9.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 in.

6 lbs

1.5 gal


12 x 8 x 8 in.

9 lbs

2.5 gal


15 x 10.5 x 10.5 in.

19 lbs

5.25 gal