Coopered from oak or chestnut with galvanised steel hoops they are great for storing large quantities of cider, beer or wine. They make an ideal present for the home brewer or wine maker
Wine and cider develops a sweeter taste when stored in chestnut and white wine tends to develop a rosé tinge. The influence of oak on wine or cider creates a stronger, deeper flavour.
All capacities and dimensions are approximate.
I was delighted with my barrel, which was of infinitely superior quality to any other barrels I had managed to source locally. It is water tight as advertised (much to my surprise). It was also an extremely reasonable price. Mrs Ryan, Herefordshire.