Barrel - American Oak, 113L / 30 Gallon
Barrels from "The Oak Cooperage" in Higbee MO (Silver Oak Cellars cooperage).
In 2000, Silver Oak became a 50 percent partner and together we invested in sustainably forested Missouri timberland to maintain long-term barrel production. Fifteen years later, Silver Oak acquired full ownership, recognizing “an opportunity to maintain exacting barrel-making standards and secure a consistent supply of aged stave wood,” according to Tony LeBlanc, Silver Oak General Manager. “The flavors and textural components of American white oak from Central and Northern Missouri are the perfect balance of spice and vanilla flavors to complement the black fruit character of our wines.”
30 gallon medium plus toast barrels perfect for small lot's.
Sourced from sustainably managed forests across Central and Northern Missouri, it takes 80 years to grow an American white oak tree to maturity and another two years to properly age stave wood. From there, stave wood is then air-dried for 24 months before fire bending, a technique that makes the wood more pliable for our Master Cooper. Finally, barrels are toasted and finished to our customers’ exact specifications, using mild, slow toasting methods to keep the barrels free of char.
Limited availabilty, for warehouse pick up only!