This is the barrel you’ve been waiting for. We’ve teamed up with Brother Justus Whiskey Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota to provide access to single malt, single-use whiskey barrels. It is perfect for a 5 gallon batch of beer or even to add a new dimension to a red wine.
These barrels are extremely rare, utterly unique, and in exceptionally limited quantity. Be sure to get yours before they’re gone.
About the Barrel:
These 5-gallon barrels are produced by The Barrel Mill, a father and son cooperage located in Avon, MN. They are made out of Northern-Grown white oak and have a #3 char. A wooden bung seals the barrel tightly to keep the oak hydrated. They have only been used once by Brother Justus for their premium single malt whiskey.
Every barrel is wrapped with cellophane to keep it hydrated (prevent dehydration). We do recommend adding about 2 quarts of water to check for any potential leaks. Add water, rotate for about 5 minutes to resoak all staves, then let sit for 24 hours. This will quickly reseal the barrel. The barrel staves are soaked with whiskey and are effectively a sanitizer, meaning you won’t need to add any additional sanitizer to the barrel. The whiskey in the staves is known as The Devil’s Cut.
Once unwrapped a barrel needs to be filled within 72 hours. If not, there is potential for the staves to dry out over time. Northern Brewer does not recommend using these barrels for primary fermentation.
Due to the nature of this used barrel, we cannot accept returns. There is a possibility of minor cosmetic flaws, however, those would in no way affect the function of the barrel.
Note: Barrel does not include a barrel cradle.
About the Whiskey
Brother Justus Whiskey is aged in charred Minnesota white oak barrels. Buttery-smooth, with unfolding layers of butterscotch, toasted oak, roasted peach, and barbecue smoke. Made like scotch. Aged like bourbon. Tastes like Minnesota.
About Brother Justus Whiskey Co.
Brother Justus Whiskey Company does it right, creating small-batch, high-quality whiskey using Minnesota grown ingredients. Named after Brother Justus, a Benedictine monk from a Central Minnesotan Monastery, who believed that if you’re going to do something, do it right the first time. That’s something we can all get behind.
Superior Spirit, For Strong Souls
“At Brother Justus Whiskey Co., we handcraft micro batches of single malt whiskeys, distilled from premium Minnesota malted barley, entirely on-premises in our underground distillery in NE Minneapolis. No shortcuts. No outsourcing. Because that is how we believe great Minnesota whiskey is made. The reward for doing it right is a whiskey experience like no other.”
I filled it up with water to make sure it doesn't leak. I probably should have just filled it with the persimmon wine I made. It leaked a little but very little. Very happy with it and if I can leave it alone. I'm sure it is going to taste really good.