A Wooden barrel exposes only long grain to the Wine, Spirits or Beer.

All barrel alternatives have degrees of short grain and some more than others.

The shorter the grain or “end grain”, the faster the liquid can saturate the wood as in products like chips, beans, spirals and cubes.   Also, the extraction of flavors from the wood is faster.   As the gang at MoreWine® said, “It’s like makin’ gravy-if you put in all the flour at once you may get the lumps!”.

So, long grain is very slow to be saturated by the wine and more complexity occurs naturally and more slowly during the polymerization process.

Excellent Wine, Beer and Spirits are made slowly with fine cooperage, results with our products are indistinguishable blind tasted, side by side.