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Dimensions of a Whiskey Barrel

Whiskey barrel is used to age many kinds of spirits such as Jack Daniel’s or Jim Beam Black. There are different types and dimensions of barrels and their differences depend on the purpose, either for aging whiskey, wine or oil. Larger barrels are usually used for alcohols’  fermentation while other are simply used for storage.


Barrels Sizing


Burgundy barrel, originally used in Burgundy, has for its standard version a diameter size of 23 inches and  width can vary from 25 to 28 inches. On the other hand, there is a smaller barrel with only 21-inch in diameter.


Generally, larger barrels (65 gallons drum) are 28 inches belly circumference and are 35 inches tall. Standard, and average, barrels height normally does not vary but the belly size can be different if ever you are considering in making any barrel. A whiskey barrel is large and can store about 53 gallons (or 200 liters) of spirits. Their dimensions  would be about 21 inches by 36 inches with a belly circumference of 26 inches; the height is at any other standard length.


Knowing the different size of the barrels is important in making them and in order to keep any standard. Remodeled whiskey barrel gives a rustic and authentic look for any décor, whether it is  for your home or in your office. Old barrels can be used for creating furnitures such as chairs and tables or can be used in any of your decoration projects. They can also serve as a good base for making musical instruments, playground decors and reuse as a trash can.

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