Everyone loves a good story and boy do we have a good one for you. I wish we could tell you it all started as college buddies drinking in the dorm room, when in a drunken stupor, we conceived American Oak Barrel. No, unfortunately it didn't happen that way. American Oak Barrel was founded by 2 spirited individuals passionate about enjoying quality, great tasting spirits. That's about as close as we get to that storyline before it takes a disturbing turn.
Our roots were based, for years, as an independent authorized re-seller for an existing unnamed mid-atlantic barrel company. This is where we had the opportunity to become intimate with the whole "aging process". During the good times, we had the pleasure of meeting, gaining and serving thousands of customers, however, as that unnamed barrel supplier grew, things began to get really weird. Our decision to finally part way was primarily due to customer service issues always taking a back seat to the "bottom line", but of course it was hard to overlook that phone call from our supplier informing us that they were raided, with service weapons drawn, by ATF agents. All computers confiscated, all employees handcuffed, arrested and oh, they may be ...read more