Ger Buckley, Master Cooper, Midleton Distillery.
Irish Distillers’ Master Cooper Ger Buckley is a fifth generation Midleton cooper whose family have been making barrels for over 200 years. His passion stems not only from his family’s lineage, but also from his fascination with the varied attributes his preferred source material allows. As one of the country’s last Coopers, Ger has taken on an apprentice to protect this time-honored skill and pass it on to the next generation. This ancient craft and skill, dating back thousands of years will be expertly demonstrated by Ger, using barrels and the ancient tools that he still uses today.
— Billy Lyons (@CorkBilly) May 18, 2014
— thespeckledbird (@ederoiste) May 18, 2014