The American White Oak

The American White Oak No wood species is as talked about when it comes to mouthfeel or “drinkability” as American Oak, produced as a barrel or wine barrel for winemakers and distillers. In the typical 190 liter bourbon barrel new, the Bourbon Small Batch or the Cooper’s Reserve Barrel, American Oak is the number one…

Cognac barrels

Cognac barrels One could say that the history of modern distillate barrels began with the cognac barrels in the 17th century! The distillers in the Charente, the area around the city of Cognac were looking for vessels to ship their distillates – the Cognac – overseas! At that time, it was natural to build these…

Moscatel barrels

Moscatel barrels Moscatel sherry is a special if very rare type of sherry, grown on poor sandy soils around the city of Jerez in Spain, this grape accounts for only 3% of total sherry production. Moscatel is the sweetest sherry grape and type, drunk and enjoyed as a dessert wine. With a sugar content of…

Rum barrels from Martinique

Rum barrels from Martinique Oak rum barrels, freshly emptied from the island of Martinique are among the most sought-after barrels of all! Why? Rum barrels from Martinique let a rum of the extra class age in itself. Usually over several years without the addition of flavors and sugar, the alcohol is distilled from the pure…

Wood(en barrels) and climate

Drying wood for barrel construction The ambient air and its properties are decisive for how wood behaves in this environment. Wood always contains water in bound form. If a quantity of water is present above the so-called fiber saturation point, this water is also known as unbound water. It is then located between the cell…

German Oak

German oaks for wooden barrels What do our native oaks from the low mountain ranges have in common with Napoleon, Goethe and Humboldt?Correct, they are all the same age, but these oaks only mature nowadays and are carefully harvested to make them into wooden barrels, among other things. The applied fire makes them gentle to…

The tools of the cooper

The tools of the cooper through the ages Traditional craft The profession of a cooper is one of the oldest crafts still taught in Germany. This old guild still works today with models, tools and techniques like their predecessor generations did 100 years ago. For example, the textbook that is still used today as the…

Drying kiln

Technical progress Our new drying kiln is the actual state-of-the-art kiln compared to our actual machine park. This revolutionary facility has been installed in the beginning of June and allows to process up to 8 cbm of wood per cycle. The modernized version of the vacuum drying technology saves fresh drinking water by reusing the…