Top 10 DIY whiskey ageing kits

18th February, 2013 by Melita Kiely - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Age-your-own whiskey kits are becoming increasingly popular among American distilleries so we’ve scoured far and wide across the States to find the best (and most interesting) ones on the market.

Age your own whiskey barrel kit

All barrels great and small: Home whiskey-ageing kits come with barrels in all manner of sizes

Each set provides you with the tools you need to become a master distiller from the comforts of your own home. Whether you prefer single malt, blended or rye, there is an ageing kit to suit your preferences.

The small barrels reduce the ageing time compared to the years it takes in standard-size barrels. Some only need two-four weeks to age while others can take between three and six months, and although some distilleries have claimed small barrels such as these aren’t likely to produce an award-winning whisky, each and every one allows you to see and taste the transformation of your whiskey as it ages.

One company’s selection of kits even comes with ‘whisky essence’ to help buyers create the “finest blend of whiskey aged to perfection”.

And if whiskey is not your choice of poison, why not try ageing your own rum, brandy or even cocktails?

Have you tried any age-your-own barrel kits? Do you have any recipes to recommend? Share your experiences in a comment below.

10 Responses to “Top 10 DIY whiskey ageing kits”

  1. Brad Pienaar says:

    How would one go about purchasing one of these kits?

  2. The kit actually costs $129.90. The $43.30 price is an internal NC ABC price dealing with a bottle refund.

  3. brendon says:

    what will the cost to ship to canada if shipping here is even possible?

  4. Michael greenwood says:

    Hi do make 20litre barrel size and what would it cost ?

  5. Narendra Raut says:


    Please let me know the cost of kit and shipping charges, shipping time to Bangalore (INDIA) and duty etc. Need this kit to gift my senior colleague .

    Narendra Raut

  6. Ramsay says:

    Great options for someone who wants to have a bit of “do it themselves” and a unique way to serve whiskey

  7. Carol says:

    Looking for whiskey making kit for my son. His favorite is Maker’s Mark. Which kit would you suggest comes closest?

  8. Gabrielle Ethier says:

    I’m looking forward to buy one of your kit for making your own whiskey. Can I buy one of your’s and ship it to Canada? How mutch it is going to be? And how long?
    Thank you in advance,
    Gabrielle Ethier

  9. Gabrielle Ethier says:

    I’m looking forward to buy one of your kit for making your own whiskey. Can I buy one of your’s and ship it to Canada? How mutch it is going to be? And how long?
    Thank you in advance!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Chris says:

    I ordered this kit only to have the order canceled and my payment refunded. Woodinville is in Washington state and I’m in Texas, and they said they can’t ship liquor outside of Washington due to federal law.

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