The perfect storm for a barrel shortage in the Bourbon business has occurred. By our estimate, that industry is short in excess of 40,000 barrels today.
How this effects you?
In short, American Oak wine barrels are going to cost more.
Increased demand and less supply has already doubled the price on Bourbon barrels in general and in some cases has caused the average mill or cooperage to have to dip into "wine wood" stores to meet this demand for buyers who are now using wine quality wood in distilled products. The larger distillers who need Bourbon Barrels are used to paying $135- $175. This year's shortage has wine quality wood in whiskey barrels going out the door for $300- $375; IF they can get them.
Whiskey barrels have been too cheap for too long. The short supply was in part caused by the fact that being a logger or a mill worker has not been the most lucrative trade. The barrels were simply too cheap to justify a secure existence for younger generations.
Increased demand is because of the dramatic expansion of distilled beverage production and demand for those products world wide.
Further pressure on supply started a few years ago when Mother Nature had it out for Missouri.
The bidding war for raw wood has begun. This is a cost which must be passed down. And it will be.
Thanks to the Grandfather of Sustainability, France enjoys a predictable crop of nice, straight oaks from your favorite forests. His motive was Naval; Not Enological. But why split hairs? we have plenty of Tonnellerie Remond French Oak Barrels to go around- just in time for another bumper crop in California! But you have to order now.
As American Oak supplies dry up, prices will increase for American wine barrels, too. This will narrow the price gap between French and American pricing. Soon, the decision to buy our barrels from Burgundy will be a no- brainer.
We are still forest designated. We still make your wine better with our barrels. And we are at the end of the season for ordering. Why not buy two great barrels instead of four so- so barrels?
Contact us to discuss options, get references, arrange shipping, etc. WE MAKE IT EASY!
225L or 228L €765 base price. FOB East Coast.
+/- $1100.00 each delivered at today's rate*.
*Does not imply a fixed Dollar to Euro conversion, constitute
an offer for delivered price, or guarantee currency exchange rate.