T.W. Boswell recently launched a new website at twboswell.com to showcase their French Oak, American Oak, and Eastern European Oak Collections of premium wine barrels.
Sister companies Cooperages 1912 and Oak Solutions Group are pleased to announce their donation to The Tipping Point and the Redwood Credit Union for wildfire relief efforts in northern California wine country. The companies are making a joint donation of $100,000, which includes employee donations and a company match.
Independent Stave Company (ISCO) is pleased to announce the completion of its sixth American oak stave mill. Benton Wood Products (BWP) is fully operational and processing high-quality staves and heading for the company’s cooperages in Kentucky and Missouri. The commissioning of BWP paves the way for the expansion and modernization of ISCO’s cooperage operations.
Tonnellerie Tremeaux is pleased to announce construction of a custom atelier designed to honor artisanal tradition and create an aspirational environment for skilled craftsmen. Once complete, Tonnellerie Tremeaux will move its barrel production from the current site to the new cooperage, still nestled in the heart of Beaune.
Morehead Wood Products donated new classroom supplies and technology equipment to over 25 classrooms in Bath, Rowan, Fleming and Carter counties. Donations totaled $20,000.
Independent Stave Company and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel are pleased to announce a new partnership to further serve their respective customers. Following an investment, Independent Stave Company is now co-owner of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel and plans to work alongside the company’s founder Tim Ratliff to continue building on the company’s success.
Cooperages 1912 recently announced a scholarship donation of $10,000 per year for the next five years to the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University, totaling $50,000. The donation will benefit SSU’s Wine Industry Scholars Program which brings first-generation college students with wine industry ties, children of vineyard and winery workers, to the University.
Independent Stave Company is pleased to announce its ongoing support to establish a sustainable training program for teachers in the Lebanon Public Schools to improve learning conditions for students with dyslexia. The family-owned business made an initial donation of $30,000 in 2016, and is now making a subsequent donation of $30,000 for 2017 to continue the effort.
Independent Stave Company is pleased to announce its support of a new program focused on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention in the Marion County School System. Support totaling $318,000 will be donated by the Boswell family to establish the program and carry out the new curricula.
Oak is an excellent choice for crafting spirits barrels. Why? It contributes a wide variety of desirable flavors, it is ring porous allowing the oak extractives to be more accessible, and oak is liquid tight when quartersawn (American oak) or split along the grain (French/European oak).