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Elegant – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel


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One of our favorites.  Simple and Elegant.



  • Laser engraved to last a lifetime – No paint or decals.
  • Real Bourbon Barrels – Not reproductions or new builds.  These actually were used to age delicious bourbon!
  • Sanded flat and sealed – Perfect for signatures.
  • Wood backing board with staples to keep it all in line – No flimsy glue to deteiorate.
  • Hanging Hardware Included – Hang it on your wall to display forever.
  • Fast Production & Delivery – Let us know if you need RUSH service.
  • WhiskeyMade quality – Produced and engraved all in our shop by quality artisans.


If you need help designing or building your barrel, CLICK HERE.  We love to help!!

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Clock Add-On

Turn your barrel head into a clock! Includes machining to the barrel to accept clock components, hands, movement, and all hardware.

Lazy Susan Add-On

Make your Barrelhead a centerpiece!  Display it on a countertop or table with this lazy susan turntable.  We add a 1000lb turntable and mount it to the underside.

Table Add-on

Form and function. Make your personalized barrel head an end table. Comes with pre-drilled holes and hardware for easy assembly and 3 x 16" legs.

Product Description

Comes with:

  • Custom Engraved Barrel Head – designed by you!
  • Hanging hardware to display it on your wall.
  • A Sharpie for signatures!
  • Any optional upgrades you selected – lazy susan, clock kit, or serving tray

Here’s how it works:

  • We reclaim a prime barrel head from a genuine, distillery used bourbon barrel.
  • We clean, dry, and sand it down until it’s bright and smooth – perfect for signatures.
  • We laser engrave your custom design – permanently burning in all the details.
  • A clear fixative is added that “holds” your signatures in place – your guests can write on the wood without worrying about the ink bleeding, running, or fading.
  • We pack it up and ship it to you via the fastest premium shipping method
  • Made from real whiskey barrels – We have a contract with a major cooperage that supplies new white oak barrels to distilleries all over Kentucky. Once they’ve aged bourbon in the rickhouse, they are sent back to the cooperage, who then makes sure the barrels are once again put to good use as re-purposed bourbon wood.
  • Carefully processed and assembled by hand – The bourbon barrel heads (lids) come to us as loosely assembled slats, since pressure and good craftsmanship hold the barrels together (and never glue). In order to make sure they stay together, we’ve created our own process of fitting a piece to the back to hold the slats together, and adding hardware to make sure it hangs safely on the wall.
  • Authentic and unique – Each barrel head shows distinct signs of its history in the famous rickhouses of Kentucky. Depending on which product you order, you may see the whiskey mark (stamp) or the charred wood through a viewing hole we add to our backing boards.
    Like every batch of whiskey, every barrel head tells its own story. We don’t manufacture these – the cooperage does with a little help from some of America’s best bourbons and whiskeys, so no barrel head we send out is ever perfect. You may see slats that don’t line up perfectly, or there may be gaps where the wood has swollen and contracted over the years, but to us, that imperfection is beautiful.
  • Laser Engraved, not Printed – You can see and feel the difference.  Designs are laser burned in, giving depth and a contrast to the wood while also maintaining a rustic and natural look.
  • Not just a wedding piece – After the wedding, and after this bad boy is signed, hang it up on the wall for all to see with our included wall hanging hardware.  It will be a beautiful centerpiece for years to come.
  • Designs Galore – With our builder, your options are endless.  And if you have something special in mind, email us and we will make it for you.
  • A solid piece of American craftsmanship – Weighs 12lbs and measures 21-22″ in diameter and around 1.5″ thick.  This baby was rolled around in rackhouses and used to store 50+ gallons of bourbon at a time.  It is solid as a rock and will stand the test of time.
  • Perfect for signatures – We make sure to include enough blank space for signing.  Includes a sharpie for signatures and fixative coating to prevent smears.

When the barrel heads arrive in our studio they are charred and bourbon soaked – which means you can still smell smokey whiskey notes when you open your package.  We prepare them for their journey by tightening the loose slats, adding a solid wood backing board to hold them firmly in place, then sanding and refinishing the top down so that it is clean, flat, and perfect for signatures. Once ready, we engrave your design into the wood with our 150w laser and finish it off with a clear fixative that will make sure your guests’ messages don’t smear.

The laser will give your design varying depth and the contrast of the burned/sanded wood will give it a dynamic look perfect for your wedding, and later, your home.

Additional Information

Weight 11.5 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 1.5 in


  1. etta f (verified owner)

    Love! Love! Love! Everything about this barrel and Dana! Dana was soooo responsive! She answered all my questions.! Her products are so authentic. I asked her to pick me a barrel with some stains on it, and she did! And it came out more than I imaged it would be! I would totally recommend her to all my friends!

  2. Janie R. (verified owner)

    I could not be more pleased with my purchase. Yall if you have any hesitation DON’T. This company does a FANTASTIC job. They helped me add the phrase. It was everything I could have imagined. I cant wait to use it for our guestbook! 10000% recommend such fast shipping within like 2-3 days!

  3. gerald (verified owner)

    My fiancr and I are unbelievably happy with the way our whisky barrel guestbook came out!! It is stunning and sure to be a hit at our wedding. The communication was great with the shop, and it shipped super quick!! Will definitely be buying more from this shop again!!!

  4. lester s (verified owner)

    We just received our whiskey barrel head and its absolutely PERFECT! THIS IS THE REAL DEAL – I was a little worried we would end up with a cheap knock-off but this is heavy, sturdy and passes the smell test. This without a doubt will be the most talked about item at our wedding (it might even be better than the dress, dare i say). We love it! Thank you so much.

  5. nellie s (verified owner)

    What an incredible addition to our special event! Thank you so much for making this for us. It turned out amazing!

  6. kyle (verified owner)

    “Beautiful craftsmanship! Our guest book turned out perfectly & we would recommend this shop to anyone. I can’t wait to use this on our wedding day!

  7. Sue (verified owner)

    Absolutely love our guestbook! Great quality product.

  8. Harvey H. (verified owner)

    Love it! Perfect for our wedding!

  9. Lilly Kennedy (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing! Loved this guestbook option and so did all of our guests. Marker didn’t bleed and turned out beautifully. Cannot wait to hang in our home.

  10. clyde q (verified owner)

    Absolutely in love! We are using this for our wedding book and then hanging it above our bar after our wedding!

  11. Estella J (verified owner)

    Beautiful. Shipped quickly, I love that I got a digital mock-up first. A bit sad that the back was covered by the blah plywood but I understand it was needed for hanging. So excited to have folks sign it!

  12. Marvin R. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love it!!! Can’t wait for our guests to sign it on our wedding day. Service was great and personalized our order. Thank you!!!

  13. Francis Thomas (verified owner)

    After the wedding, in Turkey, I’ll post a picture of it. The customizing is exceptional and quality excellent. I always try to find unique wedding gifts and no one ever looks at reception sign on book. I don’t even know if they are used anymore. I will be buying these for now on. Bravo!

  14. aaron lane (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to have our guests sign this beautiful, personalized guest book!

  15. Sue T (verified owner)

    Looks great…the bride and groom love it…thank you!!

  16. Sarah Lyons (verified owner)

    Amazing product! Great store to work with for a custom design.

  17. Kevin M (verified owner)

    The first one I ordered came all crooked and stained and didnt turn. When I sent a note to return, there was a quick response and I received another which was just beautiful. I wasnt going to return the first because it cost to much to ship back so I was very happy how the new one turned out. I just love it.

  18. melvin carpenter (verified owner)

    Amazing product. Couldn’t be happier!

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