American Oak Barrels

Handcrafted in Higbee Missouri

About the Oak Cooperage

Located in Higbee, Missouri, The Oak Cooperage (formerly known as A&K) has produced handcrafted, American oak barrels for the wine, whiskey and bourbon industries since 1972. Silver Oak, a leading producer of California Cabernet Sauvignon, purchased a 50 percent interest in the cooperage in 2000, after sourcing barrels from the cooperage for nearly 30 years. Fifteen years later, Silver Oak acquired full ownership, embracing a shared philosophy of quality, excellence and continuous improvement in the time-honored craft of artisanal barrelmaking.

Our Story

Master cooper at work

About Us

The story of the Oak Cooperage and our American oak.

Finished American oak barrels

Our Barrels

We've been handcrafting American oak barrels since 1972.

Getting ready to toast a barrel

Photo Gallery

The barrel making process from set up to bending, toasting and hooping.

Stack of barrel heads

Contact Us

Contact us for more information about our barrels or our cooperage.

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