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“Being in the middle of wine
country we are able to
take old wine barrels and
basically create a whisky
barrel out of them. They
char these barrels for the
first time, and we can reuse
them. It allows us to breathe
life back into an old wine
barrel and allows us to reuse
and recycle it for less than
a couple hundred dollars.”
– Jeremiah Soucie
Marla Bradford make barrels the old-fashioned way, which are
used by wineries, distilleries and breweries. They also make furni-ture
and other home furnishings.
Although Kinsip does not use Carriage House to make their
own barrels, they do use them to recoup their barrels. “Being in
the middle of wine country we are able to take old wine barrels and
basically create a whisky barrel out of them. They char these bar-rels
for the first time, and we can reuse them. It allows us to breathe
life back into an old wine barrel and allows us to reuse and recycle
it for less than a couple hundred dollars,” said Soucie.
Kinsip also purchases wine from area wineries that – for vari-ous
reasons – cannot be bottled, but can be distilled. The company
then distills these wines into a popular brandy.
Since the distillery is located on a farm, Soucie said there is an
opportunity to develop their own estate-grown products. The trend
in the industry is for consistency so grain is purchased throughout
the country and blended to a consistent profile. Soucie said that
there is an opportunity to develop spirits that are consistent with
a specific area or even farm – much like grape-growing regions are
noted for specific wines. The trick is to define the unique qualities
of the area and turn it into a competitive advantage.
“My next big step is to secure specific varieties where I can
propagate the seed. I may have to start with a small seed plot just
to get enough to grow a few acres. I want to experiment with dif-ferent
land to see what I can produce. For us, the idea is to have
estate-grown spirits,” he said.
Photos courtesy of Kinsip, House of Fine Spirits
Kinsip uses Carriage House Cooperage to recoup their barrels
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