A Full-Service Used
Barrel Cooperage in the
Heart of Kentucky


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel provides high quality, select ready-for-filling used barrels for distilleries, wineries and breweries around the world. We offer a variety of products to compliment your unique beverages and our team of professionals are committed to the best service in the industry.

 

A Full-Service Used Barrel Cooperage in the Heart of Kentucky


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel provides high quality, ready-for-filling used barrels for distilleries, wineries and breweries around the world. We offer a variety of products to compliment your unique beverages and our team of professionals are committed to the best service in the industry.

Our Barrels


Our core source of supply is a charred, American White Oak barrel shipped directly from bourbon and whiskey distilleries. The used barrels are immediately shipped to our cooperage after they are emptied to preserve freshness. These barrels are then serviced into Grade A – Select barrels ready for aging spirits, beer, or wine.


  • "Select" Used Barrels
    Our once-filled Select barrels are typically 4-6 years old. These barrels go through a rigorous inspection process to insure they are of the highest quality. Our twice-filled Select barrels are once used bourbon barrels that have been immediately filled again by the same distillery to age a whiskey. The second fill aging is typically 2-3 years. Both Select barrel options offer traditional flavor profiles and are ready for filling.
  • Exotic Used Barrels
    We work through our international network to source used barrels that have previously aged other exotic spirits. We have sourced used rum barrels from Martinique, used tequila barrels from Jalisco, used pisco barrels from S. America and more. These unique used barrels move fast and are often pre-sold before they arrive to the USA.
  • Barrel Repair & Services
    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel offers a variety of used barrel services depending on your needs. We provide repair services for fresh distillery run barrels as well as working with older, more challenging used barrels that need a lot of attention. No matter the original state of the barrel, it will leave our cooperage ready to be filled again.

Our Barrels


Our core source of supply is a charred, American White Oak barrel shipped directly from bourbon and whiskey distilleries. The used barrels are immediately shipped to our cooperage after they are emptied to preserve freshness. These barrels are then serviced into Grade A – Select barrels ready for aging spirits, beer, or wine.


"Select" Used Barrels

Our once-filled Select barrels are typically 4-6 years old. These barrels go through a rigorous inspection process to insure they are of the highest quality. Our twice-filled Select barrels are once used bourbon barrels that have been immediately filled again by the same distillery to age a whiskey. The second fill aging is typically 2-3 years. Both Select barrel options offer traditional flavor profiles and are ready for filling.

Exotic Used Barrels

We work through our international network to source used barrels that have previously aged other exotic spirits. We have sourced used rum barrels from Martinique, used tequila barrels from Jalisco, used pisco barrels from S. America and more. These unique used barrels move fast and are often pre-sold before they arrive to the USA.

Barrel Repair & Services

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel offers a variety of used barrel services depending on your needs. We provide repair services for fresh distillery run barrels as well as working with older, more challenging used barrels that need a lot of attention. No matter the original state of the barrel, it will leave our cooperage ready to be filled again.

 

Why Kentucky Bourbon Barrel


Located in the heart of the Bourbon Trail, we purchase authentic used bourbon barrels directly from the source. Our Louisville based location positions us next to the largest bourbon distilleries in the world. This allows us to receive, service, and ship the used barrels quickly and efficiently preserving the rich characters inside the used bourbon barrel.
Upon arrival to our cooperage, barrels immediately go through a rigorous inspection process. Our experienced coopers make any necessary repairs and then inspect the barrel with filtered water and air-pressure. All barrels that we ship to customers meet the highest quality standards to ensure that they are ready for filling.
Our team of coopers have years of experience in the industry. Every cooper goes through an additional training program to insure they meet the level of craftsmanship necessary to cooper a barrel to our standards. Our team respects the craft of coopering, take pride in their work, and appreciate the high-quality beverages aged in our barrels.
Our partnership with Independent Stave Company offers a network of offices and warehouses around the world. This gives our customers the opportunity for local service and support for all your barrel needs.

Why Kentucky Bourbon Barrel


Located in the heart of the Bourbon Trail, we purchase authentic used bourbon barrels directly from the source. Our Louisville based location positions us next to the largest bourbon distilleries in the world. This allows us to receive, service, and ship the used barrels quickly and efficiently preserving the rich characters inside the used bourbon barrel.
Upon arrival to our cooperage, barrels immediately go through a rigorous inspection process. Our experienced coopers make any necessary repairs and then inspect the barrel with filtered water and air-pressure. All barrels that we ship to customers meet the highest quality standards to ensure that they are ready for filling.
Our team of coopers have years of experience in the industry. Every cooper goes through an additional training program to insure they meet the level of craftsmanship necessary to cooper a barrel to our standards. Our team respects the craft of coopering, take pride in their work, and appreciate the high-quality beverages aged in our barrels.
Our partnership with Independent Stave Company offers a network of offices and warehouses around the world. This gives our customers the opportunity for local service and support for all your barrel needs.

Our quality used barrels are perfect for aging your unique beverages.


  • Whisky
  • Tequila
  • Rum
  • Beer & Cider
  • Brandy
  • Wine

GET IN TOUCH

100 Rochester Drive | Building L, Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40214
(502) 368-3111 | EMAIL

We work with customers around the world, providing high-quality
used barrels for aging spirits, wines and beer.


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel is a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company.

Independent Stave Company is a dynamic, family-owned cooperage company reaching
customers in more than 40 countries.

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