Wooden barrels, usually oak, are often used to influence the maturation of wines. Some wines, particularly white wines, are also fermented in barrel. Use of new barrels has become ever more popular over the last ten years. They give flavours (more or less pronounced) of toast, coffee, vanilla or coconut.
A disputed term. Accepted as a container for beer, although ”keg” is preferred. Forced upon the United States whiskey trade by federal definition, new charred oak barrels for bourbon production. The wood of the barrel and its treatment contributes to the distinctive character of many great liquor types. These types would be Scotch, Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, Cognac and Brandy.
A container made of wood to age red wine.