Whiskey Barrels Go Square

Have you ever come across a square whiskey barrel? 

The concept of the square barrel was first developed in the 1850’s. The idea behind this most unusual barrel shape was to make the transport of whisky onboard ships safer but the unfortunate consequence is of course that it will have been rather more difficult to move the barrels around.the shape didn’t catch on too well and the innovative square barrel – which was also more difficult to make than a standard shape.

As with most things whisky related, though, it would only be a matter of time before someone rediscovered and rebirthed the concept; enter the Square Barrel Whisky Company – any guesses what they specialise in?


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