The Barrel Connoisseur Rum Making Kit


Explore the world of Rum by making and aging three different styles of rum, Spiced, Dark Jamaican, and Amber Caribbean Rum in a real American White Oak barrel. Bootleg Kit comes complete with:


  • Wrought iron stand
  • Bung
  • Spigot
  • Essences for three different batches
  • American Oak Barrel (select size from drop down menu)


Age to your taste! Simply the best tasting spirits you can make.

How to use your Oak Barrel Rum Making Kit:

Start by curing your barrel (see instructions for details). Pour most of a 750ml bottle of grain alcohol, neutral vodka or moonshine into the barrel. Add 1 bottle of Essence (per 750ml of vodka) and fill the barrel with the remaining alcohol. (See essence bottle for additional instruction) SHAKE WELL to mix thoroughly. Taste your spirits each week and take notes of the flavour changes. Once aged to your taste, drink from the barrel or pour into a glass bottle to stop the aging process.

Best when aged for 2 or more weeks but if you can't wait... DRINK NOW!

The Barrel Connoisseur Refill Kit

With proper care you should be able to use your barrel for 8-10 years. Plan ahead a purchase additional essences for our best selling make your own spirit kits.

Optional add on refill kit includes Cleaning Kit, Storing Tablets, and three flavors of Essence. Quantity of essence is determined by kit size.

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