“What we put into each barrel is only surpassed by what you get out.”

— The Barrel Mill

Located in the central Minnesota town of Avon, The Barrel Mill® is one of the most respected cooperages in the industry, with a history in lumber dating back over a century. By combining old-world craftsmanship with state-of-the art equipment and technology, we deliver the best wine, spirit and display barrels for many of the world’s leading brands.

When Nels Simonson started his lumber business back in 1910, he surely couldn’t have imagined that his grandsons and great grandsons would be continuing his legacy at The Barrel Mill – providing some of the worlds leading brands with high quality, unique barrel themed point of purchase displays. The commitment to product quality and customer service remains the same.

We believe in craftsmanship and the need to always stand behind our product. We’ve used the knowledge and experienced gained by four generations to build the industry’s highest quality custom wood barrels for display and the highest-quality aging products for the beverage industry.


  • Blue Mountain Coffee
  • Claey’s Candies
  • Diageo
  • Whole Foods
  • Fairway Markets
  • Bacardi
  • Brown Forman
  • Beam Global
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Corona
  • Miller Coors
  • Old Navy
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Walt Disney Theme Parks
  • Walt Disney Pictures – Pirates of the Caribbean (Movie)

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