coo·​per·​age | \ ˈkü-p(ə-)rij How to pronounce cooperage (audio) , ˈku̇- \

Definition of cooperage

1 : a cooper's work or products
2 : a cooper's place of business

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Recent Examples on the Web Established in 1945, the Brown-Forman cooperage employs roughly 200 people. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Brown-Forman Louisville cooperage shut down after 2 employees contract coronavirus," 1 Apr. 2020 Slane gets barrels from a Kentucky cooperage owned by Jack Daniel’s maker Brown-Forman. John Kell, Fortune, "Whiskey makers are bending the rules for barrel-aging, signaling a new wave for bourbon," 29 Mar. 2020 Founded in 1945, the cooperage produces about 600,000 barrels a year. Scott Utterback,, "Louisville, from dusk to dawn: What we captured while the city was seemingly asleep," 11 Feb. 2020 According to a new release, the cooperage now produces 1,200 white oak barrels a day which are used to age Jack Daniel’s whiskey. al, "Jack Daniel’s will release a limited-edition whiskey in celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial," 21 Aug. 2019 Thanks to its barrel cooperage in the U.S. and existing distilleries, Brown-Forman had access to a lot of barrels. Emily Price, Fortune, "This New Irish Whiskey Has Deep Roots in Rock ‘n’ Roll," 24 Aug. 2019 That amount matches the 14 barrels the distillery's mini cooperage can construct daily. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Old Forester puts its rich history on display at its now-open distillery," 14 June 2018 From fermentation and cooperage all the way through to maturation and bottling, the entire scope of whiskey production is on display. Jake Emen, USA TODAY, "First look: Old Forester Distillery in Louisville," 13 June 2018 During the early 1880s, the building was converted to a cooperage by Charles E. Mann. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Geneva eyes landmark status for 1840s-era limestone Mill Race Inn building," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cooperage

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cooperage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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