Wine & Whiskey Barrels are a small handcrafted piece of art, as are our lovingly handcrafted Skypak Trolleys. The uniqueness of these barrels lives on here. There are many factors that make this wood so special and valuable. For years, the whiskey and wine stored in the oak barrels and absorbs many flavors that characterize the later taste. The maturation is over many years, in barrels of different origin.
Although more and more machines are used in the production of barrels, the actual manufacturing process remains in the hands of humans.
The boards for the staves, do not allow to be cut out of a tree trunk like rectangular wood that is used to build. It is important to pay attention to the grain of the wood when cutting out the staves. Otherwise, the alcohol evaporates or a leak develops. Only oak is suitable for the production so that the breathing of the barrels is not prevented. In addition, other types of wood give an unpleasant aroma. The strains that are used should be 70 to 200 years old.
Life first enters the wood through the heat treatment. By heating in an oven, the wood structure breaks, the barrel matures and begins to live. The barrel is burned from the inside, this activates the wood. That means the taste is activated by heat.
All of this also contributes to the individual look of our Skypak Trolleys. Each one is unique because of the different barrels because each barrel looks different and has different origins.