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Barrels Direct Is The Oak Barrel & Aging Resource

PERFECTING SPIRIT BARREL
SUPPLY & LOGISTICS …
ONE BEAUTIFUL BARREL AT A TIME

Whether you’re aging beer in oak barrels, aging spirits in other spirit barrels, building furniture, or working on a fun project, Barrels Direct is here to help.

Created by River Drive Cooperage & Millwork in 2015, Barrels Direct is an answer to the obvious need for an experienced team of oak spirit barrel experts and a streamlined oak barrel website to facilitate straight-forward barrel acquisition. Oak barrels of all flavors and kinds, cooperage, shipping, custom needs, projects – we’ve got you covered. 

THE RIVER DRIVE FAMILY

WE MAKE BARRELS BETTER

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River Drive

Where it all started. Cooperage, millwork, custom projects, design. River Drive is the central hub for all our other business.

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Whiskey Goods

The design side of the business. Furniture, decorations and accessories – all crafted in Maine from Whiskey Wood®.

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Barrels Direct

The answer to the need for a one-stop-shop for oak spirit barrels of all kinds and associated goods.

MEET OUR TEAM OF BARREL FANATICS

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STAVES

Matt

Matt

OWNER/FOUNDER

Raised in a family of Firefighters, Matt has been a Firefighter and EMT for 16 years. Matt still works as a Firefighter/Paramedic while also running River Drive. In his free time, he has none…

Emily

Emily

Sales & Acquisition Manager 

Sales & Acquisition Manager. Studied biology and business in college. Worked at Walt Disney World in Florida for 3 years. Mother to Nanuk, one of our two barrel dogs/co-woofers. Big Sister (Mentor) in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program with a passion for non-profit work. Wine enthusiast.

Larry

Larry

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Enjoys disc golfing and woodworking in his spare time. Just recently proposed to the love of his life, Kristen. She said yes! Though he rarely takes the time away to enjoy the outdoors when he does Larry enjoys hiking, target practice, and kayaking.

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John

COOPER

John likes to camp, fish, and go on adventures with his rescue dog Tipper.

Dave

Dave

WOOD SHOP

Loves camping. Has been associated with the Boy Scouts of America since he was 8 years old. Enjoys woodworking, woodturning, and wood burning in his spare time. Favorite bird is the American Bald Eagle, he doesn’t know why but he just loves them.

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Jared

COOPER

Started working with us while still in High School and continued with us after graduation. Jared enjoys spending time riding his motorcycle, fishing and playing football.

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Jesse

COOPER

Married, father of a beautiful two-year-old baby girl who is the reason he gets up every morning. Loves the outdoors. Grew up in the middle of nowhere so they had the woods to play in instead of parks. Loves woodworking in his spare time.

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Jackson The Vizsla

CCO (CHIEF CHIPMUNK OFFICER) & BARREL DOG

Jackson enjoys scratches, chasing chipmunks, and lounging around the office.

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Nanuk The Siberian Husky

COWOOFER

At almost eight years old, this Siberian Husky is not slowing down anytime soon! Adopted at eleven months by Emily he enjoys lounging around the office, exploring and patrolling the property with Jackson, and of course a good scratching and belly rub!

SHOP OUR SELECTION

Check out our wide variety of barrels – whiskey, gin, tequila, wine, rum, furniture-grade, accessories and more.

OUR WORK

Visit River Drive’s website and see some of our beautiful project work along with more info about our services.

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