A collection of our most common questions & answers.
For barrel orders, please contact your account manager for assistance. New customers, please submit a request through our contact form.
Freight costs depend on delivery location and quantity of barrels. We’ll return a freight estimate to you within two business days. We do not allow for pickup at our cooperage.
We will arrange shipping from our cooperage to your distillery at the best rates we can find. If you are located on the west coast, you can arrange to pick up the barrels at our warehouse in Napa, CA.
Yes. We ship barrels all over the world. Please contact your Account Manager for more details.
We’ll fill orders for a single barrel.
All of our barrels are made to order, i.e. we do not carry any inventory. The typical lead time is 3-4 weeks after we receive your confirmation and/or payment for the order.
All of our barrels are made to order, i.e. we do not carry any inventory.
First time orders and orders less than $2,000 require prepayment. We accept Visa or MasterCard. Net 30 Terms may be established after completing a credit application.
We offer 53 gallon (200L) barrels.
No. Our barrels are new, and carefully crafted.
Yes. Our Cooper’s Select and Cooper’s Reserve barrels offer the option to have your custom logo laser branded in the center of the barrel head. Specifications: black & white vector files (AI, EPS, PDF). Scanned images are not acceptable. Send image to your account manager.
For our American oak, we source from the Midwest, with the primary source in the Ozarks. Our French oak comes from all of the major forests in France that provide cooperage oak, which include the Vosges, Allier, Nevers, and Tronçais. Following careful selection, the oak is processed into staves at one of our state-of-the art mills in the U.S. and France.
This website should provide you with the available barrel options. If you have further questions, please contact your account manager, Chad Spalding.
The most popular char level for straight bourbon style whiskey is the #3 char level. Choosing the best char level for your spirit depends on the desired final spirit and length of maturation.
We recommend the Cooper’s Reserve barrel for aging beer. The characteristics resulting from the toasting process, as opposed to charring, are better suited for beer. We recommend a medium plus or heavy toast for this barrel.
There is no perfect answer as it depends on the style of spirit you are making, the maturation time, and the aging conditions. Typically, toasted barrels and/or lighter charred barrels are used for producing spirits with more fruit esters and spice notes. Heavier charred barrels are used to extract more vanilla flavors and color into the spirit.
We recommend you visit our sister company, Oak Solutions Group, for ideas related to finishing products for your spirits.