Bois de chène

Oak wood


European oak American oak
europ-eiche amerik-eiche
  • Slow growth – at least 160 years
  • Sark, robust wood with firm structure
  • Rich and intensive in tannins
  • Dispenses rich and strong aroma to the distillate
  • Open-air drying for two to three years
  • Faster growth compared to European oak, until approx. 70 years
  • Light, delicate wood
  • Primarily dispenses vanilla aromas
  • Dispenses smooth and subtle aroma
  • Wood is dries very quickly, mostly industrial