New Offices, 2017

New Offices, 2017

Local News Clipping, 1933

Canton Bag & Barrel,
Livermore Branch, 1941

Letterhead, 1956

At the Cooperage in the 1980s

Grand Cru Barrel Brand, 2002

Our History

1933 Canton Barrel & Bag Company, Inc. is established in the town of Canton, Ohio.
1940s Canton develops its business with wineries on the West Coast.
1983 Moved to the new cooperage in Lebanon, Kentucky – Canton’s headquarters today.
1998 Canton is acquired by Chêne & Cie, owners of Taransaud Cooperage in Cognac, France.
2002 The Grand Cru barrel is introduced. It is the first barrel made with American White Oak that has been open air-seasoned for three years.
2005 Canton releases the first 4 year open air-seasoned American Oak barrel, now named the Grand Cru Limited Edition.
2006 Receives certification for the true open air-seasoning of the wood.
2007 Canton’s barrels are HACCP certified.
2013 Canton introduces the Vintage Premium barrel.
2014 Launches Spirit by Canton, a specialty barrel for high-end spirits and bourbons.
2015 Canton partners with American Forests to plant trees for reforestation.
2016 Introduces Spirit Grand & Spirit Premium, with superior quality and longer wood aging.
2017 New offices and cooperage expansion in Kentucky.
2019 Canton introduces the Canton Five, 500L Puncheon,
and the Long + Soft Toast barrels.

A Member of Chêne & Cie

Please visit our sister companies:
Taransaud – French Oak Barrels
XtraChêne – Oak Products
Kadar - Hungarian Oak Barrels