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Hanging With The Cooper Featuring Mitch Wettle

  • Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden 1055 Spring Garden Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15212 United States (map)

Do you ever wonder what exactly is happening inside barrels as they sit in rickhouses season after season? And what is it about an oak barrel that produces many of the wonderful flavors in whiskey?

For early settlers in our country, the barrel was the most useful form of storage and shipping. Every town had a cooperage, where skilled coopers cut wood into staves and assembled them into barrels.

No one really knows, but almost everyone agrees: no matter how it started, the decision to put new make whiskey inside a charred oak barrel and let it age has a major influence on end result.

Pittsburgh Libations Week, in association with Wigle Whiskey and Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends proudly present Hanging With The Cooper Featuring Mitch Wettle.

Mitch Wettle is a Level Two Whiskey Sommelier, Executive Bourbon Steward, and Master Cooper. He has been a cooper for four years and is a third generation whiskey industry veteran. Mitch also founded Whiskey Wise to host tastings and spread the good news of whiskey.

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