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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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    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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      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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        rancher rick Jul 17, 2013 11:24 AM

        Maybe try Highwood Distillers in High River.

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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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