Our Team


Barrel 53 is founded on our history and a love of hard work and craftsmanship. Each team member is considered family, and the love we have for each other translates into our carefully crafted artisan barrels. We’re passionate about what we do, and it shows through the exceptional hands-on process at Barrel 53’s mills and cooperage. Contact us today and let our family build the perfect whiskey barrel for you. 

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Robert Berndzen

“With over 40 years of family experience in the saw mill industry, brings confidence in the manufacturing of our product.”

Robert, Barrel 53’s lead craftsman, is passionate about each step of the production process. From finding the perfect tree to transforming it into a quality barrel, Robert’s hands-on approach guarantees the barrel’s success.

Let our family build the perfect whiskey barrel for you.