Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Our company was founded in 1912 and we have been fortunate to have had access to a steady supply of white oak throughout our history. For decades, ISC has invested in the sustainability of our most valuable resource – white oak. While we are confident there is an ample supply for the next 110 years, we also believe that we have a responsibility to support the long-term sustainability of white oak to protect the heritage of our company and our distillery partners.

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 the barrels that our customers need to craft the world’s finest spirits. As a fourth generation, family-owned company, we plan for the future of our next generation and routinely ask the question – what do we need to be doing to guarantee the continued abundance of cooperage quality white oak that we have today, 50 to 100 years from now?

Partnering with American Forests

Partnering with American ForestsIndependent Stave Company and American Forests have launched a one of-its-kind Oak Restoration Fund to invest in key projects that ensure the sustainability of …

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 are paying off. Currently, the supply of harvestable white oak is growing.