kentucky bourbon whiskey

WHISKY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This week’s image isn’t a still, but a video showing whiskey barrels being charred at the Brown-Forman Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky. Until Brown-Forman opened a second cooperage in Alabama last year, this cooperage made all of the barrels used for Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, and Brown-Forman’s other whiskies. This video was shot in November, 2011 - so why post it now? Well, I spotted some whiskey barrel planters at a local hardware store this week, and it turns out they were from the Brown-Forman Cooperage. Who knows, this video is old enough that those barrels might just be the ones shown here. Not likely, but one never knows…