FOUNDER / GAINESVILLE COOPERAGE
When crafting the best barrels you can’t cut corners, says Gainesville Cooperage founder, Lee Arnold. Coopering is an age-old craft passed down for centuries, since its origins in Ancient Egypt. While technology has sped up some of the processes, coopering still requires keen eyes and expert craftsmanship. Coupled with Arnold’s proprietary innovations and lifelong love of selecting and working with high-quality wood, makes Gainesville Cooperage a cut above.