cooperage

noun

coo·​per·​age ˈkü-p(ə-)rij How to pronounce cooperage (audio)
ˈku̇-
1
: a cooper's work or products
2
: a cooper's place of business

Examples of cooperage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the cooperage, the T5 barrel is made from fine-grain wood that is seasoned in open air for five years before being assembled, and adds intense flavor, aroma, and tannins to any wine or spirit matured in this type of cask. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 Oct. 2023 Being under the same umbrella as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Old Forester bourbon—and having access to Brown-Forman’s in-house cooperage—means Herradura can do some interesting things with barrel aging that other tequila brands can’t. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2023 In the hot and arid Middle Eastern climate, the application of this cooperage has imbued the underlying whisky with a thumping melody of red fruit, dark chocolate and, ultimately, tobacco. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023 The elder Warring ran a cooperage in Georgetown. John Kelly, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2020 Huber's gets its barrels from three different cooperage companies and uses four different barrel styles, which adds complexity to its signature blend. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 4 Jan. 2023 Then it was placed into Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from the winery’s own cooperage for a secondary maturation period. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 Nov. 2022 This ultra-premium spirit is twice barreled in White Oak and matured to perfection in handcrafted barrels created at Woodford Reserve’s own cooperage. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 16 Nov. 2022 According to the brand, Casa Dragones first started experimenting with this type of wood in 2018 and has been working with a Japanese cooperage to create new casks with a custom char level. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cooperage was in 1705

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“Cooperage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cooperage. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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cooperage

noun
coo·​per·​age ˈkü-p(ə-)rij How to pronounce cooperage (audio)
ˈku̇p-(ə-)rij
1
: a cooper's work or products
2
: a cooper's place of business

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