Our Brand of Excellence
The information branded on each T.W. Boswell barrel head is our visual certification of quality that gives winemakers confidence in the transparency and excellence of our barrels.
T.W. BOSWELL CERTIFICATE OF QUALITY
French, American, Eastern EuropeanOur team sources exceptional French and American oak through our company-owned stave mills and premium Eastern European oak staves from our long standing partner. All of our staves season slowly and naturally at our mills allowing us to retain complete control of the process.
Guaranteed seasoning location and wood age
We place a special emphasis on ensuring complete traceability throughout the natural seasoning process. Through our sophisticated tracking system, we are able to gurantee the wood age of every T.W. Boswell barrel we craft for your cellar.
GPI: Growth Rings Per Inch
Using our proprietary Grain Recognition Technology, we scan and record the GPI of every individual stave. This optical selection provides each barrel with an average number of growth rings that is guaranteed to fall within a pre-determined range for either fine grain or extra fine grain.
As Unique as Your Cellar
Mindfully curated, each of our French, American and Eastern European Oak collections offer distinct toasts designed to marry elegance and consistency. Further customize your unique barrel by modifying the toast level and toasting of the heads, all of which is then branded on this last line of our certificate of quality.
Barrel ID Number
A Unique Identifier
Each barrel’s ID number contains the story of its life throughout the cooperage process. This unique number, laser branded onto three separate barrel staves during stave selection, is scanned at ten specific
checkpoints through the cooperage. Information is logged by coopers at each checkpoint to give us a full history of the barrel should we ever need to reference it for the winemaker.