// AN EXPLORATION OF OAK SPECIES //
The Cooper's Reserve barrel allows you to build a unique barrel program by customizing the wood type and grain to achieve specific flavor goals. Available in American oak, Hybrid (American oak staves, French oak heads), French oak, or European oak.
Extra-fine grain option
- Char options #1-#4
- Customized toast options
- Galvanized steel hoops
- Laser branded ISC logo
Custom logo laser branding
Oak Species + Barrel Flavors
French oakquercus petraea
French oak is well known for its fine grain and higher levels of oak tannin. These barrels lend a spice note to the delicate oak flavors that are typically complimented with hints of toasted almonds and mocha.
American oakquercus alba
American oak contains higher levels of tyloses and cis-lactone. Cis-lactone is an important flavor contributor to the spirit. Vanilla, caramel, and maple syrup are a few of the typical flavors created during aging.
European oakquercus robur
European oak contains less tannins and more vanillin compared to French oak. Regarding chemical composition, European oak is similar to French oak in ellagitannin and whiskey lactone levels.