Modernist Spirits Class:
5th Generation Master Cooper
Please join us for our second installment of our Modernist Spirits Class.
Last time we learned from Master Blender, Hernan Parra, of Dictador Rum and tasted through some amazing rum, and even an expression never tasted in the states!
Our second installment we are joined by Ger Buckley, Master Cooper, Midleton Distillery. Ger Buckley is the 5th generation cooper for Jameson, Red Breast and a long line of Irish whiskey.
Coopering—the art of barrel building—is an ancient trade dating back a couple thousand years, and since then little has changed in the process. But today, only a few dozen Master Coopers practice around the world. Ger Buckley, Master Cooper for Midleton Distillery in County Cork Ireland, is one of those remaining few.
Enjoy light bites, an education, tasting and conversation with Ger Buckley, and post reception.