French Oak (Quercus Sessilis), Center of France
American Oak (Quercus Alba), Midwest of US
Barrel quality, premium tightly grained
Aging Toasting Method
Naturally seasoned in the Carneros region of Sonoma, California 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
For 100% new barrel impact of a 225L barrel use 15 sets per 1,000 gallons
Suggested minimum contact time of three months
Full extraction after eighteen months
22 staves each measure 28” x 2” x 5/16”, 20 sq. ft./set
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.