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).
At Independent Stave Company, we take sustainability and growth of our white oak resource seriously. Our efforts, and those of countless loggers, landowners, and the forestry departments are paying off. Currently, the supply of harvestable white oak is growing.
BORDEAUX, France (March, 2016) – Tonnellerie du Monde, owner of the Bordeaux-based cooperage Tonnellerie Quintessence, is pleased to announce its new partnership with an artisan Burgundian cooperage, Tonnellerie Tremeaux. As an investor and co-owner, Tonnellerie du Monde plans to honor the Tremeaux brand and carefully build its presence in France and international wine markets alongside founder Ludovic Tremeaux.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (Sept.16, 2015) – Independent Stave Company is pleased to announce its fifth American oak stave mill has come online and is now fully operational. Transformed from an empty 58-acre field to a state of the art stave mill in just two years, Morehead Wood Products began operating in September and is now supplying high quality staves and heading to the company’s Kentucky Cooperage based in Lebanon, Ky.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (April 4, 2016) – American Stave Company, a division of Independent Stave Company (ISC), is pleased to announce the acceptance of its offer to purchase 48 acres of land in Marshall County, Ky., where the company plans to build a state of the art stave mill.
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