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Barrel-aged cocktails — where do you find small barrels in Calgary?

bookley Jul 17, 2013 09:16 AM

Anybody selling anything like this around here?

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    Scary Bill Jul 17, 2013 02:48 PM

    When my brother was in Riyadh for a few years, they made their own hooch and used oak chips in glass carboys.

    Not as cool as a barrel, but it could be an acceptable second place.

    You can get them here:


    They might even be able to tell you where to get smaller barrels. cancowboy found a pretty good site with a great selection.

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      rancher rick Jul 17, 2013 11:24 AM

      Maybe try Highwood Distillers in High River.

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        cancowboy Jul 17, 2013 11:16 AM

        How small is small?
        These guys have a 23L barrel (in stock according to their website).

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          bookley Jul 17, 2013 02:02 PM

          Nice find, but maybe a little bigger than what I had in mind. Was thinking more in the neighbourhood of 2 litres.

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            cancowboy Jul 17, 2013 02:31 PM

            Not in Calgary but given the price maybe the total with shipping won't be that bad.
            US company - they prefer email but the About page has a BC contact number.

            Have you done the rounds of the wine making shops already?

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          Shazam Jul 17, 2013 10:31 AM

          Hmm, well, oak isn't a wood that's native to Alberta, so whoever makes them here needs to import the material anyhow.

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            bookley Jul 17, 2013 02:01 PM

            My question is who sells them...imported, manufactured here, whatever.

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