Cooper: The architect of Sherry wine
A century-old profession
that in the past was raised to the category of art for its marked artisan character. In the last century there were forty cooperages in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, today only four remain.
Here is a unique battle of forces
Water is faced with fire, wood with iron. In the craftsman’s know-how lies the delicate virtue of balance: right humidity, precise heat, adequate tension. Here are born the barrels that are finally exported to Scotland to age the best whisky.