The Signature Barrel Finishing Kit comes with a 750ml Oak Bottle, a decorated glass bottle, and a gift box for gifting your barrel finished batch to a lucky friend. The signature version of our Barrel Finishing Kit collection is our most versatile kit since it does not include a spirit, you can use it with any spirit or wine you have chosen to barrel finish. Inside the kit is our “Exploration Guide” booklet which includes helpful static cling stickers for Chardonnay, Tequila, Whiskey and Rum that will act as your guide in deciding the perfect amount of time to leave your spirit or wine of choice in the Oak Bottle to achieve your desired oak intensity. Or download the Picks App by OakBottle for even more accurate aging times and app push notifications when your batch is ready for a check-in.
The Whiskey Barrel Finishing Kit comes with a 750ml Oak Bottle and a limited release Whiskey of your choice from our “Maker”, “Selects”, or “Finished” spirits. Choose from a variety of unique small batch limited releases designed for barrel finishing or enjoying as is. Each spirit we offer is carefully selected by a panel of experts and sourced from some of the best distilleries and producers around the USA, each with a unique expression for you to experiment with. Our kits come with a gift box for gifting your custom barrel finished batch to a lucky friend. And our Whiskey Exploration Guide booklet includes a helpful static cling sticker that will act as your guide in deciding the perfect amount of time to leave the Whiskey you choose in the Oak Bottle to achieve your desired oak intensity. Or download the Picks App by OakBottle for even more accurate aging times and app push notifications when your batch is ready for a check-in.
The Brandy Barrel Finishing Kit
The Brandy Barrel Finishing Kit comes with a 750ml Oak Bottle and a limited release Brandy of your choice from our “Maker”, “Selects”, or “Finished” spirits. Choose from a variety of unique small batch limited releases designed for barrel finishing or enjoying as is. Each spirit we offer is carefully selected by a panel of Brandy experts and sourced from some of the best distilleries and producers around the USA, each with a unique expression for you to experiment with. Our kits come with a gift box for gifting your custom barrel finished batch to a lucky friend. And our Brandy Exploration Guide booklet includes a helpful static cling sticker that will act as your guide in deciding the perfect amount of time to leave the Brandy you choose in the Oak Bottle to achieve your desired oak intensity. Or download the Picks App by OakBottle for even more accurate aging times and app push notifications when your batch is ready for a check-in.
Craft Your Own Signature Barrel Finished Batch
Traditionally, Master Blenders and Barrel Masters are the aging artists seeking the perfect amount of oak influence to marry their one-of-a-kind batch’s taste and aroma you have come to know in the finest spirits and wine. A 1000s of year old practice awaits your exploration thanks to the Oak Bottle Barrel Finishing Kit. What once took years to age, we’ve transformed into mere days for you. With our barrel finishing kit you now become the captain of this vessel, leading the compass in the taste-direction you seek. As your coordinates become more precise through aging-exploration, you will be rewarded with a depth of flavor only your palate could have conjured up. Like any renowned explorer, you’ll be able to share this taste discovery by gifting your signature blend to a lucky friend.
What is Barrel Finishing?
Barrel finishing up until now has been left to the producers, leaving the enjoyer out of the fun and creative process. Now, with the Oak Bottle Barrel Finishing Kit, you’ll be a natural born explorer. This is our ode to passing the torch of taste creativity in the spirit aging world. The purpose of barrel finishing? This time-tested practice invites you to complement a spirit’s original taste to express enhanced flavor. The Oak Bottle Barrel Finishing Kit was designed to help you introduce a touch more personality into the spirits of your choice to “finish” them. This is your chance to become an expert—to create a bespoke experience of new aroma, color and flavor. After carefully sampling you will have your signature finished spirit—if you’ve chosen wisely, you will have created a taste like no other.
What Should You Try First?
So maybe you have carefully selected a spirit you could enjoy as-is but deserves a bit more time in oak, or maybe you chose a new or young make option in which to create your own original expression, in either case you know that elevating the essence of an artfully crafted spirit with a unique barrel finish is the way to put a personalized spin on a product. Using the Oak Bottle to craft a signature finish of your own on an already proven spirit will not only produce for you a one-of-a-kind batch that only you know how to recreate, you will further discover what your taste preferences are as you experiment along the way. The additional influence of charred oak will add color and a new depth of flavor to your very own spirit.
Includes Bottle Neck Label Tags
As you step into the big shoes of the master distiller, master blender, and barrel master, be sure to carefully document your finishing notes and process using the bottle neck labels in the included exploration guide inside this kit. Not only will you create a truly unique expression to share but you will also be building a personal repertoire of information that will assist you in future spirit-finishing experiments.
How To Use This Kit
Step 1: Select A Spirit or Wine
Choose the spirit you want to experiment with and use the color index on the static cling stickers in the exploration guide to determine its current barrel age. This information is essential for the next step. If you already know the current age of the spirit or wine, you can skip to Step 2.
Step 2: Pour Into the Oak Bottle and Wait
You can either invite a pre-conditioner into the Oak Bottle or directly pour your spirit of choice into the cask. Refer to the aging time suggestions on the color index static cling stickers in the guide, or let your taste buds guide you (or use our app for more precise aging time calculations and reminders). Remember to taste frequently, and soon you’ll have a completely new flavor.
Step 3: Bottle Your Finished Batch
When you’ve achieved your desired taste, pour your finished batch back into the included glass vessel and label your signature bottle with your finishing recipe details using the neck flag labels inside the guide booklet.
Step 4: Gift or Savor Your Creation
Has your signature barrel finished experience come to an end? Or maybe not! Put your bottled batch back in its original box, sign the back, and offer it as a gift to a lucky friend. Alternatively, enjoy what you have created and continue your exploration with a new experiment!
How Does It Work?
When it comes to oak aging, the quality of the vessel is crucial for enhancing the character and flavor profile of a beverage. Oak’s natural attributes, such as its durability and permeability, contribute to the taste of spirits. The Oak Bottle’s tight grain prevents leakage while allowing for micro-oxygenation, which is essential for aging. The slender design ensures that the liquid comes into contact with the inner walls of the bottle, facilitating a rapid transformation process. This design allows for quick experimentation with barrel finishing at home by reducing timing variables, resulting in a superb taste that can be enjoyed almost instantly.
Every element has been meticulously crafted with thoughtful design and impeccable details. You will find no other aging kit quite like it. From laser etched chrome cork tops to screen printed handblown glass, the craftsmanship is second to none. The packaging is constructed with rare-earth magnetic closures to ensure doors will shut firmly while also including hidden magnetic closures on the sides enabling the doors to be swung the opposite direction and locked in place open, converting the gift boxes into bottle glorifier displays.
1 Master Oak Bottle (750ml), 1 Decorated Glass Bottle & Gift Box, 1 Exploration Guide, 8 Neck Tag Labels, 4 Aging Tip Color Index Static Cling Stickers for Chardonnay/Rum/Whiskey and Tequila, 1oz Barrel Wax, 1 Filter, and 1 Instruction Manual.