5 Year Open Air-Seasoned Oak
Five elements make a Canton Five barrel:
Origin – We start with oak harvested from one specific forest region identified for its high antioxidant potential
Time – Only slow growth trees provide the extra-tight grain required – at least ten growth rings per inch
Science – Our proprietary technology ensures selecting only oak with maximum anti-oxidant potential
Climate – Five years of open air-seasoning in our Kentucky yard weathers the oak to contribute elegance and complexity
Patience – Our Master Cooper created the barrel design and crafting techniques required to work with oak of this character
The Canton Five is the finest American Oak barrel we have created. The elements of the Canton Five uniquely brings depth, texture and complexity to high-end red blends with total subtlety that never overshadows the fruit. Freshness and ethereal characteristics of the fruit are faithfully preserved by the high antioxidant capacity of the oak. The extra-tight grain, hand selected for premium quality, contributes complexity and length to the finish.