Barrel Associates International

For over 20 years, Barrel Associates International has been developing and producing the finest American oak wine barrels. When one or more of its traditional or innovative bending and toasting regimes are involved, a wine gains luscious depth, complexity and palate length.

Barrel Associates International

Water Bent

2018 American Oak Price List

Our water-bent barrels are first immersed in very hot water to break down the lignins in the wood, bent to shape, then slowly toasted over an oak fire while still wet. Because water conducts heat better than air, this toasting penetrates extraordinary depth. Typical characteristics associated with this barrel are a sweet nose, velvety texture and spicy confluence of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and roasted nut.
Available formats: 225 liter, 265 liter and 300 liter.