As the global thirst for bourbon continues to grow, so does the need for new American Oak barrels in the United States. To keep up with demand Independent Stave Company has just opened its sixth stave mill to provide wood to its cooperage’s.
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“Benton Wood Products was strategically built in bourbon country with access to premium American oak,” said Brad Boswell, Chief Executive Officer of Independent Stave Company. “We firmly support the continued growth of Kentucky’s bourbon industry and the wine and spirits sector in general. We remain committed to providing our customers with a wide range of high quality, readily available barrels and oak products.”
Justin Nichols, a 20-year veteran at Independent Stave Company has been appointed general manager of the Benton Wood Products mill.
Independent Stave Company was founded by T.W. Boswell in 1912. The company remains a family-owned cooperage run by the fourth generation of Boswells with customers in more than 40 countries.