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).
As a fourth generation family cooperage company, our roots run deep. For over 100 years ISC has grown by focusing on family, innovation, hard work, and customer service to become a worldwide leader in the coopering industry.
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.
ēvOAK by Oak Solutions Group is pleased to introduce the ēvOAK Extraction Tank, a specialized, easy-to-use external tank system developed in partnership with Custom Metalcraft to extract oak into wine or spirits. The ēvOAK Extraction Tank can be used in conjunction with any type of oak alternative product, offering a faster extraction than traditional methods as well as the convenience of reduced labor inputs at the winery.
Cooperages 1912 recently partnered with Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Department to donate wine barrels to support the education and research of Cal Poly students studying to be winemakers. Cooperages 1912 has been donating to northern California universities for the last 10 years, with donations totaling half a million dollars.