A neat little video focusing on a cooperage that supplies Jack Daniel’s distillery with its barrels. Hit play and enjoy.

For those who don’t know, Bourbon whiskey must be aged in brand new oak barrels thanks to a law that was passed by Congress in 1964, which basically kept coopers in business. After they’ve been used to age the whiskey, barrels can then be sold on elsewhere – for example to help give a little extra something to single malt whisky during the ageing process. And, once they’ve done the rounds a couple of times, the barrels can then be lopped in half and sold onto garden centres.

They’ve a pretty good life for an inanimate object.

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