Barrels and red wine

Summer – evening – red wine It’s a balmy summer evening, you’re sitting on your balcony, curiously watching the evening flight of swallows. The evening sun is shining in your face and in your hand you hold a glass of wine. A glass of red wine, to be precise. On the label of the bottle…

Bier für Drinktec

Finally Drinktec In September, after a long break, one of the most important trade fairs in the beverage industry is finally coming up again: Drinktec in Munich. Of course, we won’t miss this and will take part in the event with our beautiful booth. But we don’t only want to convince with the barrels at…

On the road with « Forst erklärt »

„Bis bald im Wald!“ …called somebody out of one of our meeting points in our legendary barrel storage ‘B48’. We had young students as guest. Felix with Ardelle, Simon, Franzi, Paul, Tobi and Lea who are all very engaged to inform people about the forest, it`s functions and benefits. Through their institution “Forst erklärt”, supported…

Barrel-aged beer

Beer in wooden barrels – An old invention Even though barrel-aged beer is on everyone’s lips and most breweries have one in their repertoire, it is by no means a new invention. The fact that beer changes its taste when it is stored in a wooden barrel was probably discovered by the Dutch at the…

The American White Oak

The American White Oak No wood species is as talked about when it comes to mouthfeel or « drinkability » as American Oak, produced as a barrel or wine barrel for winemakers and distillers. In the typical 190 liter bourbon barrel new, the Bourbon Small Batch or the Cooper’s Reserve Barrel, American Oak is the number one…

Cognac barrels

Cognac barrels One could say that the history of modern distillate barrels began with the cognac barrels in the 17th century! The distillers in the Charente, the area around the city of Cognac were looking for vessels to ship their distillates – the Cognac – overseas! At that time, it was natural to build these…

Moscatel barrels

Moscatel barrels Moscatel sherry is a special if very rare type of sherry, grown on poor sandy soils around the city of Jerez in Spain, this grape accounts for only 3% of total sherry production. Moscatel is the sweetest sherry grape and type, drunk and enjoyed as a dessert wine. With a sugar content of…

Rum barrels from Martinique

Rum barrels from Martinique Oak rum barrels, freshly emptied from the island of Martinique are among the most sought-after barrels of all! Why? Rum barrels from Martinique let a rum of the extra class age in itself. Usually over several years without the addition of flavors and sugar, the alcohol is distilled from the pure…