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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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 Quality depends on the cooperage type and conditions in which a whiskey matures. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Why Your Whiskey's Age Matters," 11 Dec. 2017 Brown-Forman's bourbon barrel cooperage is about to get a facelift. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Brown-Forman Cooperage to undergo $45M modernization, eliminating 70 jobs," 14 Sep. 2017 Check out the photo gallery above for a look inside the Jack Daniel’s distillery and cooperage. Jonah Flicker, USA TODAY, "Inside America's oldest distillery," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cooperage

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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