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Understanding the Work of the Cooper (or Cask-Maker)

The November 19, 2011 copy of the Scotsman ran a nice article on coopering. It really gives one a sense of the hard work that goes into producing the vessel—the cask, or in casual terms, barrel—that brings whiskey into full bloom.  Read Peter Ross’ fine article it at

Thenthere is this eyepopping BBC bit on robots being used in cooperage:  In whiskey, it is always something old, and something new.


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