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…

Wood(en barrels) and climate

Drying wood for barrel construction The ambient air and its properties are decisive for how wood behaves in this environment. Wood always contains water in bound form. If a quantity of water is present above the so-called fiber saturation point, this water is also known as unbound water. It is then located between the cell…

Bath barrels from the Wilhelm Eder cooperage

Individually manufactured bath tubs Are you dreaming of your own personal custom-made bath tub? In our Wilhelm Eder Cooperage we produce your beautiful bath barrel from air-dried Douglas fir or oak from the Palatinate Forest. Your pool experience at home. Whether you’re splashing around with your kids or watching the stars with your partner on…

Eder family

Eder family In the picture from the left to the right: Nicholas Eder, Jonas Eder, Ute Eder, Markus Eder and Cooper. Wilhelm Eder GmbH is a family business with tradition. Already in 1786, the company’s forefather and name-giver Wilhelm Eder traded goods for the agricultural trade and viticulture in Bad Dürkheim, Palatinate. Today, the areas…