This week’s editions of Craftsmanship Abroad takes us behind the making of a product, who’s existence you may not really put a lot of thought into.

What was previously a vital object for exporting everything from food to fuel is now almost invisible in today’s society – but at the wine and spirit business Brown Forman Cooperage, they still use the barrel for making some of the best bottles of spirits and wines you can get.

At CPHmade we’re sort of suckers for old traditions and deeds, so naturally we were geeking out when we first saw the making of a barrel.

The footage below gives us a unique and almost hypnotizing look behind the making of barrel. What may come as a surprise, a solid, wooden barrel is not the product of a 100 % automated process. No, making a barrel require and demands skillful hands and a great understanding of the materials used.

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