Reach us by phone: (612) 424-5700

Why Minnesota?

What do Fungi, Frost, & Vanillin all have in common?

Quite frankly, they harmoniously work together to create the perfect barrel.

Minnesota’s Long Winters

First off, the long Minnesota winters creates a denser oak because of the shorter growth seasons. That same winter/frost that we receive here in Minnesota creates more of a specific fungi on the wood while air drying that is critical to eliminating some of the woods tannins; giving you a softer more refined spirit after aging.

Compounds found here in the soil

Minnesota white oak has one of the highest vanillin content of all oak varieties; as well as a very high sucralose content. This plays right into the desired flavor profile (Vanilla/Caramel flavors) most distilleries are looking for when creating a superior whiskey/rye product.   

709 Jefferson Ave SW,
Watertown, MN 55388
(612) 424-5700
remington@atlasbarrel.com

 
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