French Oak (Quercus Sessilis), Center of France American Oak (Quercus Alba), Midwest of United States of America Grain Selection Barrel quality, premium tightly grained.
Aging Toasting Method
Barrel cubes are naturally seasoned in the Carneros region of Sonoma, CA for a minimum of two years. Proprietary convection oven toasting. Available Toast Levels Light, Medium, Medium Plus, Plus Plus* *Light and Plus Plus Toast available in French Oak only.
Secondary fermentation, post fermentation & pre-bottle enhancement Addition Rate For 100% new barrel of impact of a 225L barrel use one bag per 600 gallons. 0.5 to 1.5 lbs per 31 gallons – 7.5 to 15 lbs per 300 gallons Contact Time Suggested minimum contact time of one month. Full extraction after twelve months.
Cubes measure 0.5″ X 0.5″ X 0.5″, 68.10 sq. ft./bag. Packaging 15 lb/7 kg food grade nylon mesh bag with drawstring.
Fiber Infusion TechnologyTM
Fiber Infusion TechnologyTM is part of our accelerated Custom Aging Platform. To make a long scientific explanation short, we use selected barrels to rapidly age a spirit or solution of your choice. To clarify, this is not a “soak”. F.I.T. creates an advective mass transfer of profiles, allowing the oak to pick up the desired spirit profiles, while not losing its own tannins and profiles. This process mirrors months or years of aging and uses a much smaller amount of product. Breweries all over North America take advantage of our Custom Aging Platform to diversify their barrel programs and meet increased demand. One of our largest projects included 200 gin seasoned bourbon barrels, used by Stone & Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for their NxS IPA Collaboration last summer. Additional benefits also include our Barrel Satisfaction Guarantee. This guarantees you’ll receive a healthy, leak free, worry free barrel.