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    Buying a used barrel near Washington, DC?

    I've done a bit of looking around the Internet, but it seems to be hard to find a place near-ish to me where I could pick up a whole used bourbon-sized barrel. I know Home Depot has half-barrel planters, but I'm looking for a full barrel for my back porch. Does anyone know a place that has a reasonably priced option? I took a peek at Wasmund's and Catoctin Creek's site, but no luck. I sent a note to Bowman, but no response.

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    Re: Buying a used barrel near Washington, DC?

    What do you consider reasonably priced?

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    Re: Buying a used barrel near Washington, DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyhour24x7 View Post
    What do you consider reasonably priced?
    Good question. I just mean not marked up like crazy... I really don't know what the market is....

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    Re: Buying a used barrel near Washington, DC?

    The market for Bourbon barrels is crazy right now since individuals and companies both want them for numerous reasons/uses. I don't know if they still do, but JD used to sell used barrels on their website. Check there to get an idea on current pricing at retail.
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    Re: Buying a used barrel near Washington, DC?

    If you have been able to cultivate a good relationship with a local liquor retailer in your area that happens to do their own private barrel selections, you might ask them. Typically, the barrel is shipped along with the bottles, so maybe they would be willing to part with one.
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