With Missouri White Oak available throughout the Ozarks, Barrel 53 has the perfect material to provide you with the necessary product to create a flawless bourbon. Our barrel-crafting process begins with staves created at our very own stave mill. We use our time-honored practice to cut, mature and dry each stave to perfection. After six months of exposure, the staves are dried and given a gorgeous alligator char to seal in the natural flavor from the wood. Most importantly, our barrels are fired inside our cooperage over a White Oak wood fire, never propane.