Custom Coasters: Redefining Your Whiskey and Wine Experience

When it comes to a fine glass of whiskey or a delicate sip of wine, the experience is as much about the ambiance as it is about the drink itself. Enter the world of custom coasters made from bourbon barrel staves—a fusion of rustic charm and sophisticated elegance that transforms your drinkware into a conversation piece.

The journey of these unique coasters begins in the heart of bourbon country. Bourbon barrels, used to age the finest Kentucky bourbon, are crafted from American white oak. Over the years, these barrels impart their rich flavors to the whiskey they hold, becoming imbued with a deep, storied character. Once their distillery life ends, these staves find a second life as bespoke coasters at Whiskey Wine and Design.

Each stave, once part of a vintage barrel, is meticulously cleaned, cut, and crafted into individual coasters by Tom and Karen, our Whiskey Wine and Design founders. The natural curvature of the staves, along with their distinctive charred interiors, adds a unique touch to every piece. No two coasters are alike; each one carries its own set of markings, grain patterns, and subtle nuances of the bourbon it once held. Tom and Karen will then engrave custom text to suit the needs of your man cave, bourbon bar, speakeasy, and more! From logos to family names to company slogans, these unique, custom gifts are a testament to quality craftsmanship and thoughtful experiences.

Why Choose Bourbon Barrel Stave Coasters?

  1. Sustainability: Repurposing bourbon barrel staves is an eco-friendly practice. It gives a new lease on life to materials that would otherwise be discarded, promoting sustainability and reducing waste.
  2. Aesthetic Appeal: The natural wood grain, combined with the charred interior, offers a rustic yet refined look. These coasters blend seamlessly with a variety of home decor styles, from modern minimalist to rustic farmhouse.
  3. Conversation Starters: Each coaster comes with its own story—of the bourbon it aged, the distillery it came from, and the craftsmanship that transformed it. These are not just coasters; they are pieces of history.
  4. Functionality: Beyond their beauty, these coasters are highly functional. The cup holder area is specially treated to safeguard against moisture, guaranteeing long-lasting durability and functionality. Finally, Tom and Karen go the extra mile to sand every edge and corner meticulously, ensuring a smooth and polished finish.
  5. Engravings: Add a personal touch with custom engravings. Monograms, logos, or even short messages can be laser-etched into the wood, making each coaster uniquely yours.

Perfect Gift Ideas

Custom coasters made from bourbon barrel staves are the perfect functional gift for the whiskey and wine lovers in any household or company. Here are some ideas to enhance the whiskey and wine drinking experience:

  • Mortgage Lending Gifts: Gift the happy new homeowners with a personally engraved coaster set to enjoy in their brand new home!
  • Corporate Swag Bag Gifts: Whiskey Wine and Design is happy to accommodate large orders of custom coasters for your annual conferences, holiday gift bags, and welcome gifts.
  • Personal Gifting: Custom coasters make excellent gifts for whiskey aficionados and wine enthusiasts alike. Pair them with a bottle of your friend's favorite drink to complete your thoughtful and unique present.


Custom coasters made from bourbon barrel staves offer a unique blend of history, craftsmanship, and functionality. They not only enhance the aesthetic of your drinking experience, but they also bring a piece of bourbon heritage into your home. Whether for personal use or as a gift, these coasters are sure to impress and elevate any drinking experience.

So next time you pour yourself a glass of your favorite whiskey or wine, consider resting it on a piece of history—crafted from the staves that once nurtured the spirits you cherish.

Visit the Whiskey Wine and Design website to order from a 100% Handmade and American business, based in Flowery Branch GA. We value quality and unique decor for fans of genuine living and genuine style.