Crown Royal whiskey barrels reprocessed to fire up the grill
Crown Royal Whiskey

WALTERS FALLS, Ontario – Walters Falls Wood Products (WFWP) has entered into a licensing agreement with Crown Royal to process used whiskey barrels into barbecue smoking products. 

The products, being sold online through Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy, plus at specialty barbecue stores include chips, chunks, pellets and grilling planks.

Crown Royal whisky barrel grilling chart

The repurposed white oak barrels were used during the whisky aging process at Crown Royal’s distillery in Gimli, Manitoba. “During this process the wood imparts the flavours of vanilla, caramel and oak into the liquid producing a harmonious balance of flavour,” WFWP states on its website. “When the barrels are emptied, a bit of Crown Royal distinct character is left behind in the wood.”

Crown Royal whisky barrel barbecue pellets

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Profile picture for user richchristianson
About the author
Rich Christianson | President/Owner/C-Level

Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.