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French Oak Wooden Vinegar Barrel - 3 litre


In a nutshell: This small French oak vinegar barrel is perfect for making homemade vinegar to use on a regular basis in the kitchen.

This is our smallest entry-level vinegar barrel, perfect for small kitchen's where space is at a premium. Kept in the kitchen, it will become a much admired item as you turn the tap to siphon off some home made vinegar. Ideal also for creative chefs who would also like to make their own fruit or herb infused vinegars, single varietal wine or cider vinegars. It's also the perfect piece of kit for adventurous barman and can be used to make home made Vermouth or Amaro, fruit and vinegar based Shrub syrups or store spirits such as grappa, whisky or Rye.

Our vinegar barrels come in 3 different sizes - 3 litres, 6 litres and 10 litres. Each barrel comes with a stainless steel tap unless specified - our 3 litre barrels come with either a wooden or stainless steel tap. Contact us if you prefer wooden taps with our 6 or 10 litre barrels as we can order them for you - allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. If you want larger sizes, we can also do special orders for 28 litre or 55 litre barrels with or without taps.

  • 3 litre (height 24cm, top width 16cm, base width 21cm), wooden or stainless steel tap, please specify when ordering.
  • 6 litre (height 26cm, top width 21 cm, base width 26cm, stainless steel tap only.
  • 10 litre (height 32cm, top width 24cm, base width 29cm, stainless steel tap only.

Additional barrel and vinegar information
Preparing the new barrel
How to make a vinegar mother
Vinegar in a nutshell

Sourced from one of the best French cooperage firms used by leading cognac and Bordeaux wine companies, each barrel is made with sustainable French oak. Aged for 24 months before being handed over to the master coopers who then go to work on each handmade barrel. Toasting the wooden planks over an open fire before cutting into staves and beginning the intricate process of "mise en rose" or 'raising the barrel' when the staves are first put together in a temporary end hoop. Then, using a combination of fire, steam and water, the staves are slowly bent into shape before they add the finishing touches - attaching the final galvanised hoops, lightly waxing the inside and painting a coat of varnish on the outside.

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