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09.29.22

An ISC Visit to Limestone Branch Distillery

Chad Spalding recently stopped by Limestone Branch Distillery, which is located right down the road from our Kentucky Cooperage in…

Chad Spalding

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09.15.22

Bourbon Filled Tailgate Appetizers

As the summer fades into fall, we’re welcoming a change of pace with back-to-school events, football, and fall parties. With…

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08.23.22

The Effects of Climate Change on White Oak

The changing climate presents foresters and land managers with a variety of new challenges. The good news? With proper forest…

Dominic Stelzer

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08.12.22

Sensory Evaluation for Aging Spirits

Sensory evaluation is one of the best parts of my job. It is as enjoyable as it is interesting and…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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07.14.22

A Visit to Lux Row Distillery

A Visit to Lux Row Distillerswith Chad Spalding, ISC barrels Account ManagerIt’s always a pleasure to visit customers at their…

Chad Spalding

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07.01.22

Extractive Concentration Changes During Maturation

Extractive Concentration Changes During MaturationBy Andrew WiehebrinkOur last post about aging whiskey on different levels of a warehouse sparked some…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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05.18.22

Getting to Know the Irish Whiskey Market

It’s no secret – the Irish Whiskey market is booming. It is being fueled by new customers in emerging markets…

Mark Quick

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05.06.22

Warehouse Experiment

Whiskey barrel warehouses come in a variety of different styles and configurations. Palletized, dunnage, traditional rick, and all kinds of…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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04.05.22

Single Malt Whisky Collection

Peat is one of the more interesting ingredients in the whiskey making process. The use of peat goes back centuries…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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03.17.22

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Our company was founded in 1912 and we have been fortunate to have had access to a steady supply of…

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03.10.22

Bacon, Bourbon, and Pecan Brownies

Nothing says comfort food like a warm, gooey brownie. Add in bacon, bourbon, and pecans and you’ve elevated the traditional…

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02.24.22

Peat Smoked Barrels

Peat is one of the more interesting ingredients in the whiskey making process. The use of peat goes back centuries…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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01.20.22

Smoked Barrels

Two years ago, we began developing a new type of barrel to join our Small Batch Series called the Smoked…

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12.14.21

Tis’ the Season for Eggnog

While by no means do I consider myself an eggnog connoisseur, or even an eggnog enthusiast, I’m going to give…

Chad Spalding

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11.16.21

How to Add More Bourbon to the Thanksgiving Menu

If you’ve ever wondered how to add more bourbon into your Thanksgiving dishes, you’re in good company. We scoured the…

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11.09.21

Finishing Tasting Kit

Here is the the fourth video in our Tasting Kit Series. This video features Chad Spalding and Andrew Wiehebrink discussing…

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10.26.21

Char Level and Double Barreling

As coopers, we are often asked about the different char levels. Mainly, “Why are the higher char levels – Char…

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10.12.21

Char Level Tasting Kit

Today we bring you the third video in our Tasting Kit Series. This video features Chad Spalding and Andrew Wiehebrink…

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09.28.21

Benefits and Techniques of Oak Alternative Finishing

ISC Barrels’ sister company, Oak Solutions Group (OSG), and customer Left Bank Distilled Spirits gave a dual presentation on how…

Amy LaHue

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09.21.21

American Single Malt Tasting Kit

Today we bring you the second video in our Tasting Kit Series. This video features Chad Spalding and Andrew Wiehebrink…

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08.24.21

Australian Whisky – A Growing Industry

Australia has been producing whisky since the 1820’s, but the growth of craft distilleries didn’t begin until recently. Prior to…

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08.10.21

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

The secret is in the sauce. Well, at least it is for The Smokin’ Barrel Boys BBQ team, made up…

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07.20.21

An Experiment in Barrel Size

Guest Post by Nathen Gabriel, Balcones Distilling. In 2009, Balcones Distilling released the first Texas whisky since Prohibition. With no…

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06.08.21

Guest Post: Industry Trends – Tour Experiences

We are excited to bring you a guest post on current industry trends from Bardstown Bourbon. Stay tuned – we…

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05.27.21

Tours Now Open at Kentucky Cooperage

When Pat Daugherty was hired as our new Kentucky Cooperage Tour Guide in early 2020, the last thing he expected…

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05.18.21

Small Batch Tasting Kit

Small Batch Tasting Kitswith Chad Spalding and Andrew WeihebrinkToday we are bringing you a brand new series featuring our ISC…

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04.21.21

French Made Barrels

ISC Barrels is well known for our traditional spirit barrel, but we offer a multi-dimensional portfolio of products with the…

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03.25.21

Master Craftsman Program

At our Kentucky and Missouri cooperages, most production employees specialize in one aspect of the barrel making process such as…

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03.04.21

Missouri Woodland Steward Program

Supporting Missouri Woodland Owner EducationMissouri Woodland Steward is a natural resource education program through the University of Missouri College of…

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02.22.21

Second Annual James B. Beam Institute Conference

It has been a long year, but here we are preparing for the second annual James B. Beam Institute Industry…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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02.10.21

Tasting Kit Unboxing

ISC Barrels has recently developed a customizable tasting kit to help our current and future customers easily fine-tune their barrel…

Chad Spalding

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01.21.21

Chocolate Caramel Bourbon Macarons

A light French cookie with a rich, decadent filling, this Chocolate Caramel Bourbon Macaron recipe is worth the effort. Macarons…

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01.05.21

Spirits Selection Belgium

2020 Spirits Selection – An International Spirits CompetitionAt our blog, most content is focused on barrels to age bourbon and…

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12.16.20

Supporting Safety through the Volunteer Firefighter Initiative

Our Volunteer Firefighter Initiative was launched in September with the mission to support fire departments who rely on volunteer firefighters…

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12.04.20

Q&A with Angel’s Envy

ISC Barrels Account Manager Chad Spalding recently caught up with the Distillery Manager at Angel’s Envy, Kyle Henderson.…

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11.12.20

Q&A with High West Distillery

ISC Barrels Account Manager Chad Spalding recently visited Isaac Winter, the Blending and Distilling Manager at High West Distillery.…

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10.15.20

A {Virtual} Chat with Max Hames of Sagamore Spirit

Back in June, ISC Barrels Account Manager Chad Spalding had to the chance to (virtually) catch up with the Sagamore…

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09.22.20

Bourbon Marshmallows

Ooey gooey goodness with a healthy measure of bourbon, that’s what these marshmallows are. This recipe comes from our colleague…

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08.31.20

A {Virtual} Chat with Murphy Quint of Cedar Ridge Distillery

ISC Barrels Account Manager Chad Spalding recently (virtually) caught up with the Director of Operations at Cedar Ridge Distillery, Murphy…

ISC Barrels

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08.25.20

Promoting the Long-term Sustainability of White Oak with the White Oak Initiative

Sustainability is always top of mind at ISC Barrels. Continuity of log supply is essential to ensuring we can make…

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07.28.20

Bourbon Apple-Pear Turnovers

We’re excited to bring you a new series of posts with bourbon inspired recipes created and tested by our talented…

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07.14.20

An Interview with WhistlePig Whiskey

ISC Barrels Account Manager Chad Spalding recently (virtually) caught up with the Master Blender at WhistlePig, Pete Lynch. Listen to…

ISC Barrels

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06.30.20

An Interview with Rob Arnold of TX Whiskey

An Interview with Rob Arnold of TX WhiskeyISC Barrels Account Manager Chad Spalding recently (virtually) caught up with the Master…

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06.03.20

A Tour of the ISC Research Center

Join Andrew Wiehebrink, Director of Spirits Research and Innovation, on a video tour of our ISC Research Center in Lebanon,…

ISC Barrels

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05.05.20

Bespoke Used Barrels

We all like to be different, to stand out amongst the crowd and be noticed. This sentiment holds true for…

Noah Steingraeber

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04.09.20

A Peek at Our ACSA Presentation on Blending

If you read the recent blog post about the Small Batch Toasted Barrels, you knew I was scheduled to conduct…

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03.12.20

Forest Management

Besides the differences in what an oak species can impart to the spirit in flavor, there are vast differences in…

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Featured image for “Crafting Mash Tun Fermentation Barrels for George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon”

03.03.20

Crafting Mash Tun Fermentation Barrels for George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon

Crafting Mash Tun Fermentation Barrels for George Washington’s Distillery at Mount VernonThe rich history of bourbon is part of what…

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02.10.20

Q&A with Four Roses Master Distiller

A few months ago Chad visited Four Roses and had the chance to chat with Brent Elliott, Master Distiller. Brent…

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12.16.19

Introducing Our Small Batch Toasted Barrels

In 2019, ISC Barrels officially rolled out four toasted barrels in our Small Batch Series. Named after the characteristics they…

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12.05.19

Q&A with Six Mile Creek

Chad recently traveled to Pleasureville, KY to sit down with Ken Pierce, Master Distiller at Six Mile Creek Distillery for…

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11.21.19

Q&A with Still 630

While in Missouri recently Chad had the opportunity to visit Dave Weglarz at Still 630 in St. Louis. During his…

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11.11.19

New Kentucky Cooperage Visitor Center

New Visitor Center Now Open at Kentucky Cooperage We have been hard at work the past few months improving our…

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11.01.19

Q&A with O.Z. Tyler Distillery

Chad Spalding, ISC Barrels Account Manager, sits down for another Q&A with a Master Distiller. This time he visited Jacob…

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10.11.19

Q&A with Wood Hat Spirits

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently visited Missouri and talked with Wood Hat Spirits’ Master Distiller Gary Hinegardner.…

ISC Barrels

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09.23.19

Wave Stave Experiment Results

A little over four years ago, we began to experiment with a barrel now known as our Wave Stave barrel;…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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08.15.19

Using Oak Alternatives in Spirits

When used in conjunction with barrel aging, oak alternatives are a natural way to use 100% oak to access a…

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07.01.19

Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

Most of you who follow the ISC Barrels blog post are familiar with the use of new charred oak barrels…

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05.28.19

Acreage Purchased in Northern Tennessee

Independent Stave Company (parent company of ISC Barrels) recently purchased 3,000 acres of land in northern Tennessee. The land will…

ISC Barrels

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05.02.19

Q&A with Preservation Distillery

Account Manager Chad Spalding interviews Head Distiller Matthew Jackson from Preservation Distillery [VIDEO]…

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03.05.19

Product Profile: Small Batch Spiral Cut Barrel

After charring, we follow a proprietary process to cut spirals throughout the inside of the barrel, significantly increasing the surface…

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02.12.19

Introducing the High Proof Series from Oak Solutions Group

The spirits industry is on fire. Large distilleries are expanding, the craft spirits industry continues to grow at a rapid…

Amy LaHue

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02.08.19

Bourbon Pursuit Podcast Episode

In October Independent Stave Company CEO Brad Boswell sat down at Kentucky Cooperage with the guys of Bourbon Pursuit Podcast…

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01.22.19

2018 Kentucky Cooperage Tour Stats

At Kentucky Cooperage we enjoy showing people how we craft barrels for the World’s Finest Spirits. Thank you to all…

ISC Barrels

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12.18.18

From Forest to Barrel: Toasting

All ISC barrels that require a toast profile to be applied before charring are crafted at our Missouri Cooperage located…

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12.07.18

Studying Maturation Dynamics with our Environmental Chamber

At Kentucky Research Center, most of our efforts are geared towards sensory analysis, customer product development and flavor discovery. However,…

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11.28.18

International Spirit Spotlight: Rhum

Up next in our International Spirits category, we are excited to bring you a post on Rhum. If you missed…

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10.01.18

2018 Kentucky Bourbon Festival

The Independent Stave Company team had a great time at the 2018 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Friday night we hosted our…

ISC Barrels

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09.25.18

Q&A with Chattanooga Whiskey

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently visited Tennessee and talked with Grant McCracken, Chattanooga Whiskey Master Distiller.…

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09.07.18

From Forest to Barrel: Barrel Assembly

As barrels exit the steam tunnel they move to the “windlass” where the top of the raised barrel is squeezed…

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08.29.18

Partnering with American Forests

Independent Stave Company and American Forests have launched a one of-its-kind Oak Restoration Fund to invest in key projects that…

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06.25.18

Getting an Age-ucation at Moonshine U

Earlier this summer, we successfully completed our inaugural maturation class at Moonshine University. The new class, entitled “Age-ucation” was a…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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06.25.18

Q&A Prichard’s Distillery

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently visited Kelso, Tennessee and talked with Phil Prichard, Prichard’s Distillery Master Distiller.…

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06.13.18

Product Profile: Finishing Products

Whether you’re barrel aging and looking for another oak component or working with a spirit that needs a different oak…

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05.31.18

Barrels + Beer

I am always surprised how many people are unaware of the role that oak barrels play in the craft beer…

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05.03.18

From Forest to Barrel: Stave Finishing

This is the fourth blog post in our series, “From Forest to Barrel”. Catch up by reading the last post.…

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04.26.18

Q&A Woodinville Whiskey

Q&A: Woodinville Whiskey Co-Owner & Head Distiller Brett CarlileISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently visited Woodinville, Washington and talked…

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04.16.18

The Role of Oxygenation in Barrel Aged Spirits Part II

In Oxygenation Part I, we discussed different variables that influence the rate of oxygenation during the maturation period. In this…

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03.15.18

ISC Barrels Attends 2018 American Craft Spirits Association Convention

From March 4-6 our ISC Barrels team visited the city of Pittsburgh for the fifth annual American Craft Spirits Association…

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02.28.18

International Spirit Spotlight: Tequila

At ISC Barrels we are proud to have our casks in distilleries around the world. While many barrels reside in…

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02.07.18

Product Profile: Small Batch Wave Stave Barrel

Offered in limited quantities, our Small Batch barrels combine innovation and technology to bring out the best in your spirits.…

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01.30.18

Oxygenation Part 1

Flavor development in barrel aged spirits is a complex process. As coopers, our focus is on oak extractives and their…

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12.21.17

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ISC Barrels

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our team!…

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11.28.17

Product Profile: Cooper’s Reserve Barrel

Our Cooper’s Reserve barrel brings creativity to the forefront, allowing distillers to create a fully customized barrel tailored to their…

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11.16.17

Q&A: Wilderness Trail Distillery

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently sat down with the Wilderness Trail Distillery Owners Shane Baker and Pat Heist.…

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11.07.17

From Forest to Barrel: Stave Mill

At our six domestic company-owned stave mills, employees take the high-quality white oak logs and process them into rough staves…

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10.24.17

Sensory Panel Introduction

Sensory analysis is a critical aspect of research and development at ISC. Each year we lay down new experimental barrels…

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10.10.17

Product Profile: Classic Barrel

Our Classic barrel has been around for decades, earning it a reputation as the go-to barrel for distillers around the…

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09.19.17

2017 Kentucky Bourbon Festival World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relays

ISC Barrels is proud to sponsor and judge the long tradition of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival World Championship Bourbon Barrel…

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09.13.17

Missouri Forest Products Association’s Logging School

At ISC, we take sustainability and growth of our white oak resource seriously. We support the Missouri Forest Products Association…

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09.06.17

Q&A with Bardstown Bourbon Company Master Distiller Steve Nally

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently sat down with the Master Distiller at Bardstown Bourbon Company, Steve Nally.…

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08.24.17

From Forest to Barrel: The Log Yard

After logs are harvested in the forest, loggers transport their loads to one of our 11 domestic log yards for…

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08.07.17

Product Profile: Cooper’s Select

Product Profile: Cooper’s SelectOur Cooper’s Select barrel was developed to allow distillers the opportunity to explore additional flavor characteristics for…

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07.20.17

From Forest to Barrel: Harvesting

Before an ISC Barrel is even a twinkle in our coopers’ eyes, the process of sourcing the best American white…

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06.27.17

ISC Team from Around the World Visits New Research Center

In mid-April, ISC team members from around the world convened at our new Research Center located in Lebanon, Kentucky. Attendees…

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06.07.17

Q&A: Limestone Branch Distillery Co-Founder and Distiller Steve Beam

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently sat down with the Co-founder and Distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery, Steve Beam.…

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05.25.17

Barrel Profiling – Part II

In Barrel Profiling – Part 1, we touched on a few topics relating to the heat treatment of oak barrels.…

Andrew Wiehebrink

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04.12.17

Barrel Profiling – Part I

Historically, the benefits of aging spirits in charred barrels was discovered by accident. Intense heat was used in both barrel…

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03.30.17

Oak Species for Cooperage

Oak is an excellent choice for crafting spirits barrels. Why? It contributes a wide variety of desirable flavors, it is…

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03.07.17

Q&A: Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently sat down with the Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, Greg Davis.…

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02.28.17

Quality Assurance

In every facet of our craft, coopering high-quality oak barrels is the ultimate goal. Quality assurance starts in the log…

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02.03.17

Q&A: Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell

ISC Barrel Account Manager, Chad Spalding, recently sat down with one of Wild Turkey’s Master Distillers – Eddie Russell.…

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01.18.17

A Formula for Maturation – by Andrew W.

The thing about crafting good whiskey is it takes a long time – years aging in oak barrels – before…

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01.04.17

Q&A: Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann

A few weeks ago, ISC Barrel Account Manager Chad Spalding had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat…

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12.13.16

Brad Boswell Interviewed on The Bourbon Show Podcast

On December 1, The Bourbon Show podcast aired an episode with an interview from our very own Brad Boswell.…

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11.29.16

Construction Begins on ISC Research Center

Independent Stave Company (ISC) is pleased to announce the construction of a research center dedicated to oak innovation and experimentation…

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10.31.16

Benton Wood Products to Open in Western Kentucky

In September, 20 employees, local and state officials, loggers, community members, and media representatives gathered at the site of the…

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09.28.16

Rooted in Family and Tradition

As a fourth generation family cooperage company, our roots run deep. For over 100 years ISC has grown by focusing…

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09.19.16

Crafting Bourbon Barrels – Video

ISC is proud to craft premium bourbon barrels to age America’s Great Spirit. Learn how our barrels are made in…

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