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Classic Series

Our Classic barrel has been around for decades, earning it a reputation as a go-to barrel for distillers around the world. With char and toasting options, the Classic barrel can be customized to your specifications.

Barrel Options

Char options #1 - #4
Black steel hoops
Customized toast option


The charred American oak barrel is a cornerstone of American whiskey. Rich flavors of vanilla and caramel are common descriptors. This barrel is ideal for the production of fruit notes through esterification, dark color and mellowing from the char layer.

Each char level (#1 - #4) offers a different flavor profile, giving you options to pick the char level that best complements your spirit. 

Char 1
Char 1

Char 2
Char 2

Char 3
Char 3

Char 4
Char 4


We often create custom toast profiles and char combinations when a distillery is looking for a unique barrel to showcase a special mash bill or aging regime.

Medium Toast


This subtle toast option is characterized by delicate aromas of baked bread, butterscotch and a touch of toasted oak.
Medium Plus Toast

Medium Plus

Consistently a favorite in our toasting program, Medium Plus produces a complex array of the most popular barrel derived flavors such as vanilla and rich caramel.

Heavy Toast


The boldest of our toasts, Heavy is spice-forward, with underlying notes of smoke, lactone, and chocolate.


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Does the Classic Series sound like a good fit for your spirit? Contact an ISC Account Manager for more details.

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