- Order number: 1423.4
A hybrid barrel made of American and French oak. The American oak was used for the staves and the French oak for the heads.
The barrel was crafted for the producer who wants softer oak flavors with increased complexity after extended aging.
Manufacturer: Independant Stave Company (ISC)
Heavy Toast with a Char finish
The barrel has been toasted slowly over an oak fire for 30 minutes before it catches on fire to create the light char level on the surface. Longer aging is required for this toast to maximize flavor and complexity.
Bung made of wood
Length of staves: 89 cm
Ø Belly: 65 cm
Ø Head: 54 cm
Char levels—Or how long the barrel’s interior is exposed to intense heat
Level 1 Char—15 seconds
Level 2 Char—30 seconds
Level 3 Char—35 seconds (this is the most common charring)
Level 4 Char—55 seconds (this is also referred to as “alligator char,” as it produces a wood texture similar to an alligator’s hide)