Level up with our premium Gator barrels!
For a more sophisticated look and big, bold flavors.
With our Gator Barrel, you get more of everything!
With our Gator Barrel, you get more of everything: more smoke, more oak (double-thickness staves), blackened hoops, and upgraded rivets, for an added touch of class.
But it’s what’s on the inside that counts. While most of our barrels a Level 3 char, our Gator Barrel has a Level 4 char – that’s a full 55 seconds of fire to extract maximum smoky vanilla flavors from the wood.
It’s what’s known as “alligator char.” It creates a rough texture that looks like alligator skin, but those cracks are extra entry points for your spirit to interact with the wood. And a deep roast is what you’re looking for if you want to give your spirit a big colour and flavour boost.
Each Gator Barrel is crafted from 100% Quercus alba (American white oak) that has been seasoned for 12 months.
Note: Each barrel needs to be cured before use. Please review our curing instructions.