What is the difference between Fresh-Dumped & Furniture/Decor Barrels?

One of the most common questions we get here at MWBC is “What is the difference between Fresh-Dumped vs Furniture/Decor Barrels"?”

The term Fresh-Dumped means the barrel was recently dumped at the distillery and is now ready to be filled. Fresh Dumped barrels are the more sought after bourbon barrel due to the fact the barrel is 100% tight, very fresh and is ready to be filled. All of our Fresh-Dumped barrels come straight from the distillery just days after being dumped.

A Furniture or Decor barrel means the barrel has been retired from the barrel aging process. These barrels get turned into decor, furniture pieces and many DIY projects.