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Growing Our Own Barrels

This is what the start of a Revolution looks like.

That’s Rogue Spirits Distiller John Wilcox pouring Dead Guy Whiskey into an oak barrel. It’s the kind of thing you expect to see every day around here. 245 more words

Rogue Spirits

'Here's To Now' with Courvoisier

One of the most amazing experiences of my life was as a guest of Courvoisier, staying at Chateau Courvoisier in Jarnac, France.

After a two day visit to Paris, arranged as a treat for us by Courvoisier, we arrived by train to the station at Angouleme and were ferried through the beautiful countryside to the imposing chateau, overlooking the River Charente in Jarnac.  670 more words


Book Review: ‘Wood, Whiskey and Wine’ by Henry H. Work - WSJ

The barrel is a small miracle: something made of wood without nails or glue, which can hold liquids almost indefinitely…

Book Review: ‘Wood, Whiskey and Wine’ by Henry H. Work – WSJ.

American Whiskey

The old and modern art of the cooper

We’ve just put together our annual barrel edition at the magazine and that meant I’ve been getting in touch with several different coopers, talking about the barrel market and also digging through my cooperages photos. 702 more words

Childhood snaps

Childhood snaps

Taking my red hot threepenny bit, Mr Lowe in the chip shop
adorned my palm as I stood waiting, drawing patterns with his pen. 281 more words


The Cooperage Song (Power of a Dream)

A song inspired by, and dedicated to, The Cooperage Project in Honesdale PA

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a hollow building is nothing but bricks
until someone fills it up… 226 more words


Loch and Roll

The rest of our time in Scotland was spent recovering from Ben Nevis and driving around the country side listening to the terrific BBC Scotland which at that time featured on rotation either live shows from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or heated debates about the upcoming independence referendum. 199 more words

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