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Tales from the Cooperage

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog about Blackwell’s that I used to work in a Quayside pub called the Cooperage. A characterful pub – both in the sense of the building and its patrons (and staff!), it was at the time a busy real ale pub downstairs, and a nightclub and restaurant upstairs. 1,532 more words

Blackwell's Bookshop - Thorne's that was

Today was supposed to be all about a trip to Quilliam Brothers, but alas it was closed for refurbishment so my friend and I ended up in the Tyneside Coffee Rooms, where I ate a portion of apple pie and custard so big I needed a lie down afterwards. 598 more words

I've Got Whiskey On The Mind

“Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whiskey.”

One of the best parts of the trip:  the whiskey.

We visited three distilleries and a cooperage (where the barrels are made). 

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2018 Spring Newsletter: What's new?

Cool climate wine and craft beer, cider and spirits are exciting as ever, and we’ve added some new products and programs to meet your unique needs. 911 more words

Wine, Beer, Cider, Mead & Spirits

Yorkshire Cooperage

It’s all kicking off on Yorkshire right now. Well, not literally, I mean more from a beer/gin/whisky point of view.

As well as the many, many (successful) craft breweries opening, there’s also a swathe of gin and whisky distilleries too, … 257 more words


Coopers: The Woodworkers of the Whisky World

Nowadays we mostly know the word cooper from the surname (think Anderson, Bradley or Sheldon). But like so many surnames, the name Cooper is actually based on an old craft or profession. 2,104 more words