Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping, Delivery & Local Pick-Up FAQs

SHOP barrels

Parcel Shipping

Freight / LTL


Local Pick-Up


parcel shipping faqs

We ship mainly with parcel providers, such as UPS, FedEx and USPS. The carrier varies depending on which product you purchase and the delivery location.

Barrels are heavy. They weigh a whopping 120 pounds! They’re bulky, too. This makes shipping a barrel or pieces of a barrel quite expensive because carriers tack on a lot of extra fees for such large objects.

Our parcel shipping partners do not offer guaranteed shipping delivery dates, but we would be more than happy to work with you to try and time a shipment properly for its arrival at your doorstep! We do offer expedited shipping options that you can select at checkout.

In short, yes you can. However, we prefer to handle the shipping ourselves as it helps our operation run more efficiently.

Yes, you can! Options to overnight or expedite your shipment are available to select when you checkout.

Please visit our Order Tracking page to track your shipment.

Buyers located in the lower 48 U.S. states can shop and checkout on the website. For Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico – contact us.

The best way to ship one barrel is via UPS or FedEx Ground.

Freight / LTL Shipping FAQs

We get quotes from dozens of carriers to find you the most affordable rate and quickest ship time. The best way to ship purchases of 48 or fewer barrels is to put them on pallets and use LTL (less than truckload) carriers, such as FedEx Freight, UPS Freight or Estes. We can fit up to 4 barrels per pallet and up to 8 barrels on a skid (two pallets stacked). Shipping barrels in increments of 8 is the most cost-effective way to move them.

Generally, the best way to ship orders of 100 or more barrels is to stack them loosely in a dry van truck. We can fit many more barrels into a truck if they are loose compared to being on pallets.

Unfortunately, our freight providers do not allow hand unloads of barrels as there is a liability due to weight and cost of the product. A lift gate is required if a loading dock and forklift is not available to unload.

Yes, you can! Please make sure you are choosing the local pickup option at checkout and email us directly a copy of the BOL (Bill of Lading) at least 24 hours prior to pickup.

Unfortunately, our freight providers will only ship to a residence using a lift gate option.

International Shipping FAQs

Yes, we do. There are a few more hoops to jump through, but we can do it no problem. Learn more about our process for international buyers.

We can fit up to 75 full-size (53 gallon) whiskey barrels onto a 20-foot container and up to 210 on a 40-foot HC container.

We provide a phytosanitary certificate, Certificate of Origin (COO) and any other necessary paperwork. You will be required to have your own customs broker to aid in the container clearing customs.

Be sure to plan well ahead! It can take up to 60 days from the time we book a container to when it shows up to your nearest port. It’s highly dependent upon where in the world the barrels are going and accessibility of the country.

Local Pick-up FAQs

Local pickup is available from our Lincoln, Nebraska headquarters during our regular business hours of 9-5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday or by appointment 9-5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for pickup only. Please call ahead and park in the designated customer pickup area.

Please note: Due to staffing and security purposes, we do not allow after hours pickup for general customer orders. For commercial customers, please call and ask for Ethan or Ben.

We can hold your local pickup orders for up to 2 weeks.

Delivery FAQs

Yes, we do. We deliver locally in Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding areas. Please contact us directly for delivery fees and requirements! The minimum delivery charge is $75.

There is not a minimum order size; however, the minimum delivery fee is $75.