Future Aged Spirits At This Very Moment, a Cache of Aged Spirits is in the Making
A unique expression of a particular place.
A farmer’s passion and our careful work.
Welcome To The Barrel Room
At the beginning of 2019, we began barreling several whiskey mash bills. Like our other spirits crafted at La Crosse Distilling Co., we selected heirloom varietals of grain to grow organically in our region with consideration for specific characteristics and flavor profiles. As it goes with all good things, time is of the essence and we’ll have to be patient as these spirits interact with their new oak barrels as they lay to rest at our barrel barn. These barrels are subjected to the natural elements of our warm and humid Wisconsin summers and extreme cold winters, helping us create even richer and deeper attributes. We source the barrel wood right in our own backyard. Staggemeyer Stave Co., which is located 20 minutes southwest of the distillery, is world renowned for their white American oak staves. These oak staves are coopered into a variety of whiskey and wine barrels. Their wood is harvested within 150-mile radius of us and sought after because of our long, cold winters which creates tight rings in the tree and ultimately produces a better barrel for aging spirits. Staggemeyer responsibly harvests all their wood, only cutting down oak trees around the 100-year-old range that are at the end of their life cycle.