Jeff Roberts first set foot in Ottawa’s bar scene 20 years ago. Since then, Jeff has established himself as a connoisseur of spirits and cocktails, successfully launching his cocktail catering company Urban Barchef in 2012. Urban Barchef has been making clients’ visions a reality, offering unique ingredients and avant-garde cocktail designs for weddings, sports events, private parties and other special occasions. Urban Barchef has since expanded, designing cocktail menus for bird establishments and partnering with Forty Creek and Campari as a cocktail architect.As Jeff puts it: “Our cocktails will make your night one to remember.”The success of Urban Barchef inspired Jeff to launch The Urban Barrel Company, Canada’s official distributor of hand-made premium oak aged barrels specially designed and crafted for aging spirits and cocktails. The American white oak barrels feature an interior charring similar to those used at a distillery — but with a speedier aging process.Aging spirits and cocktails can take years at a distillery but are guaranteed to take just a few weeks or months in the small white oak barrels, depending entirely on your personal flavour profile and desired taste.The Urban Barrels are equipped to age a variety of spirits including whiskey, scotch, rum, bourbon, wine and even tequila and come in 1L, 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L, 20L and 50L options. Barrels can also be customized with a logo and/or engraving.
Want to create a unique evening with friends? We offer cocktail classes for groups of friends, coworkers and team members. Virtual events available. Learn more about our cocktail classes.
Want to take your craft to the next level by experimenting with secondary cures? Urban Barrel offers beer-brewing barrels made of 100% American oak to craft & home brewers, distilleries and wineries. Take a look at our beer barrel inventory.
From golf tournaments to festivals to weddings, when you hire us for your event, we’ll bring along some of our famous barrel-aged whisky and cocktails that have made us the talk of the town. Learn more about booking us for a private event.
Take your team spirit to the next level. Promote your brand and show team pride with our engraved oak barrels. Mix team building and fun by hosting a cocktail event. Learn more about our services.
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Hand-made premium oak barrels specially designed and crafted for aging spirits and cocktails.
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