What happens when you wrap a team of good natured Outlaws around a workshop full of oak, fire andÂ steel?Â
Well aside from long lines at the first aid station, it's pure handcrafted magic with every single day ofÂ operations at American Oak Barrel! Â Our dedicated crew of skilled craftsman carry on the centuries oldÂ tradition known as coopering. Â Â To construct amp; assemble a wooden vessel without glue or nails andÂ expect it to hold liquid without leaking is no easy task. Â Â Â This woodworking miracle can only be accomplished with extensiveÂ knowledge of the craft and many, Â many Â years Â of experience."br""br"What happens when we brag on the boys in the workshop and fail to mention the front office team?"br""br" Since the bandaid box is nearly empty we will keep the whole operation running smoothly byÂ mentioning the equally dedicated team of creative amp; knowledgable individuals in the front of theÂ building. Â On the front lines everyday working the phones, processing orders and setting the engravedÂ designs to ensure a positive experience. Â Â Â Whether a custom design request, product question orÂ troubleshooting any barrel service needs, they are here for you. Â Â Â It's one of the perks of becoming aÂ member of our Outlaw Family.
Every Â successful Â family Â needs Â a Â beloved Â patriarch Â sitting Â at Â the Â head Â of Â the table sharing philosphy, wisdom and laughter. Â It's most important that you come to know ours as his influence on our company can't be understated. Â Very old, very wise, thinning daily amp; incredibly tuned to detail. Â Â He's theÂ FACE amp; SOUL of our brand, known by all simply as Skeeter!
We've all seen how 8 years in the White House can grey even the strongestÂ of leaders, Â however, Skeeter has shed every ounce of skin in his tenure as theÂ Spirit in Chief of American Oak Barrel. Â Â His presence is felt through every step of the manufacturing process and his guidance motivates us to strive for excellence."br""br" Every single handcrafted barrel must meet hisÂ rigorous standards from air testing to the final brush stroke. Skeeter works his fingers to the bone employing industry leading standards in qualityÂ control. Â For this very reason (and his good looks), every oak vessel is branded withÂ his likeness, thus the FACE OF THE BRAND!"br""br" Check the barrel for yourself and remember, "u""If it bares Skeeter's bones, its a Genuine, Authentic American OakÂ Barrel product!"
I'm sure we are probably partial when we tell you the smell of oak burning is a realÂ treat. Â Â Â A trip down the engraving aisle always invokes images reminiscent of acousticÂ guitars, a bottle of bourbon, Â hot dogs and close friends around a camp fire. Â FYI - Hotdogs can be engraved and smell great, however, frowned upon by management."br""br" Our laser engravers offer state of art technology, calibrated precisely to ensure constantÂ power and speed delivery to the barrel head surface. Â Â Â Â "u"Please note that no ink is used in the engraving process.Â Â Â Any fluctuations in theÂ finished burn is solely "Nature's" doing as combinations of hard and soft grains can yield someÂ contrasting results. Â This is part of the beauty that makes it truly unique. Â Just as no twoÂ pieces of oak are the same, your engraved barrel is a "one of a kind" masterpiece.
We are frequently asked, "How do you turn over a fully custom engraved order so quickly?"Â Â Â Keeping everything in-house gives us the necessary control needed to meet the tightest turnover demands. Â Order Processing, Art Design, Proof Reading, Engraving, Packing amp; Shipping all executed seamlessly under one roof! Â That's how most custom orders are completed and shipped same day!
Fully Functional Oak Aging Barrels
âAge or make your own spirits 10x Â faster. Â Â How?
The proof is in the "Science"! "Smaller is Better". Reduce the size, increase the surface to volume ratio. Physics at it's best!!!"br""br"The longer spirits age, Â the smoother, Â refined Â or mature they become. Â Fill the barrel up with your favorite spirit and taste the difference for yourself.