The Finest Barrels from
Natural Appalachian White Oak

The Great Barrel Company celebrates the integrity, ingenuity, and work ethic of the people who have chosen the Appalachian mountain community as their home for generations. It is a reflection of the beauty of our land rich in natural resources, and the pride we share in being its stewards/caretakers.

Innovation, tradition, and the finest Appalachian White Oak come together to create the highest quality white oak barrels for the U.S. distilled spirits industry.

Our mission is to create quality jobs for West Virginians; to engage sustainable forestry and production practices and protect our valuable natural resources; to combine innovative technologies to the craft of cooperage, producing a superior barrel that honors the hard work and ingenuity of our Appalachian forbears. For more information about The Great Barrel Company, contact us here.


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Bringing Economic Opportunity to the Greenbrier Valley

This idea evolved out of the recovery from the flood. The people who invested in West Virginia to rebuild homes truly believed that rebuilding homes was just the beginning of the economic recovery of West Virginia. They have pulled together a group of 20 investors to make this project a reality and to complete the economic recovery, which only economic development can do.
— Tom Crabtree, Managing Member
The folks from Scotland and Ireland who settled in these mountains knew that to make great whiskey they needed a great barrel. The WVGBC shield and coat of arms recall and honor those folks.
— TAG Galyean, President Emeritus, Smooth Ambler Spirits


Our Mission

Our mission is to manufacture a top quality product in the Greenbrier Valley and to export that product internationally. We will strive to employ the good folks of Appalachia in good paying, safe jobs.

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Conserving our Forests

We Believe...

...our forest and land provides many benefits to all West Virginians and visitors to our state, including wood products, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and recreational opportunities.  The decisions we make today regarding our forests will impact the quality of West Virginia’s forests for many years and generations to come.