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Complete vertical integration from forest to barrel

Independent Stave Company manufactures spirit barrels with complete vertical integration. From company-owned forested land and log yards to mills and cooperages, we operate with full transparency and traceability while optimizing logistics and minimizing waste. 


Driving Industry Innovation

With roots beginning in 1912, Independent Stave Company has over a century of history and institutional knowledge to pour into making barrels. Our in-house engineering division is fully focused on process and product innovation. They design and build each facility using cutting-edge computer-controlled technology and modern automation systems.


Cooperage Facilities

Aerial view Commonwealth Cooperage

Missouri Cooperage

1078 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon, MO

Aerial view Commonwealth Cooperage

Kentucky Cooperage

712 E. Main St., Lebanon, KY

Aerial view Commonwealth Cooperage

Commonwealth Cooperage

201 Rodney Hitch Blvd., Morehead, KY


Stave Mills

Independent Stave Company owns and operates nine mills which manufacture high quality staves cut to precise specifications for our barrels.
  • Morehead, Kentucky
  • Benton, Kentucky
  • Zanesville, Ohio
  • Salem, Indiana
  • New Florence, Missouri
  • Salem, Missouri
  • Stevenson, Alabama
  • Wellston, Ohio
  • Monthureux-sur-Saône, France
  • Batesville, Arkansas

Plentiful Supply of White Oak

Independent Stave Company purchases high-quality white oak logs from a network of over 5,000 loggers in the Eastern U.S. hardwood forest region. We also purchase land in the same region to both further secure a supply of oak for our customers and assist in the active management and sustainability of our American oak forests.

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