Barrel Profiling – Part II

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

Barrel Profiling – Part I

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

Oak Species for Cooperage

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

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 future Benton Wood Products in Marshall County, Kentucky for an official ground breaking ceremony.

White Oak Sustainability

At ISC, we take sustainability and growth of our white oak resource seriously. Our efforts, and those of countless loggers, landowners, and the forestry departments …