The Art of Cooperage

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There are very few specialties that can be categorized as scientific, artistic, and part of the trade industry. The work of a cooper is all of those things and more. Coopers have a long and rich history dating back to around 300 BC. It’s hard to fully trace barrel making history because many of the… Read more »

Refreshing Summer Whiskey Drinks

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There’s a reason that whiskey is the Gaelic word for “water of life.” There’s just something refreshing about a good whiskey on a warm day. Whiskey in all of its forms: bourbon, rye, scotch, Irish, Canadian, and Japanese, has the ability to be just as great for warm weather as it is for cold. Whether… Read more »

How to Enjoy Whiskey for the First Time

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To whiskey novices, the entire process can feel a bit elitist and overwhelming. From understanding the differences to knowing what or how to order—it can certainly turn people off of whiskey altogether. Even though whiskey is one of the most popular spirits out there and only continues to gain popularity, people still have their reservations.… Read more »

Whiskey Fun Facts

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If you’re a country music fan, you probably already know that whiskey makes Luke Bryan’s “baby, feel a little frisky.” You’ve probably also noticed that people are talking about whiskey a lot more than they have in the past. That’s because whiskey is the new home brew. Remember about 6-10 years ago when everyone and… Read more »

PERFECTING THE ART OF CRAFT

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Located in the Central Minnesota town of Avon, The Barrel Mill® is one of the most respected cooperages in the industry, with a history in lumber dating back over a century. By combining old-world craftsmanship with state-of-the art equipment and technology, we deliver the best wine, and spirit barrels for many of the leading craft… Read more »