2020 - OUR NEW GIRAUD BARREL RANGE - FIND OUT MORE
NAO (New Alternative Oak) is highly respected French company manufacturing and supplying quality oak products for the wine and spirit industry, and an independent spirit merchant. Based in Cognac, South-West France, and run by CEO Gontran Beaudoin, the company sells; artisan hand-crafted oak barrels, seasoned oak staves from France, Europe and the USA, powdered and liquid tannins, Used barrels from 250 - 500 liters from the brandy, cognac, rum, whiskey and winemaking industries, oak vats, tank staves, barrel insert kits and oak chips. NAO sources its own raw materials and then creates exclusive products by manufacturing them to his own specifications.
As a Spirits Merchant - Negotiant and trained oenologist, Gontran sources bulk spirits direct from producers and can supply them unblended or tailor them to customer specifications. They can also be combined with NAO’s oak components.
NAO has also launched ‘Black Head'® Barrels, a world-wide patented barrel design, using advanced heat treatment to toast the head-sets giving an intense flavour profile unlike ordinary barrels. This represents a unique maturation profile and is only available from NAO. It could give you the competitive edge you have been looking for.
NAO produces 4 other styles of high quality hand-made French oak barrels in its ‘Giraud’ range featuring: Giraud original, in VS and XOV wood mixes, Giraud ‘Origin’ single forest barrels, Giraud 'Carpathian' barrels, with oak sourced from the Carpathian Mountains and the Giraud 'Caucasian' barrels with oak from the Caucasian Mountains.
From 2017 NAO added a new barrel to its range, the 'Beaudoin 1892'. This barrel is a limited, hand-made production with specially seasoned staves.
Find out more about NAO products by selecting from the directory above or the main menu, then contact us for selections and prices.
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