Kentucky Cooperage

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712 East Main Street
Lebanon KY 40033
Independent Stave Company is a family-owned, dynamic, global company reaching customers in over 40 countries and cooperages around the world. Every day, millions of people enjoy beverages in our wine and whiskey barrels.Founded by T.W. Boswell in 1912, Independent Stave Company initially focused on white oak staves and heading for cooperage. By 1951, J.E. Boswell had expanded into the bourbon barrel business, which later led to the establishment of our wine barrel division by Chairman of the Board John Boswell. Now, under the leadership of President and fourth-generation cooper Brad Boswell, our premium wine barrel division has continued expanding to meet the growing demand for oak worldwide. Subsidiaries include Cooperages 1912in Napa, California; Tonnellerie du Monde in Bordeaux, France; Grupo Tonelero Andino in Santiago, Chile;Cape Cooperage Group in Paarl, South Africa; and Cooperages 1912 in Adelaide, Australia.The company has a subsidiary, Stave Associates International, who markets French, European and American oak to cooperages worldwide.  Our environmentally aware barrel alternatives company, Oak Solutions Group offers value-added flavor solutions through oak by-products such as oak chips and powder, tank staves, and barrel inserts.A century since the company's founding, Independent Stave Company still embraces the core values of family, innovation, community and hard work. Total commitment to quality and service has made us the leading cooperage company in the world, thanks to the unfailing support of our satisfied customersKentucky Cooperage ToursMonday - Friday9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.Closed weekends and holidaysWalking tour (30-45 minutes)Closed toe shoes required No camerasChildren under 16 require adult supervision