brownforman-cooperage70years-c364c4b11ed49f031db0c0b805aa5b9f61cca7a2When Brown-Forman acquired its first cooperage in 1946 it was called the Bluegrass Cooperage Company.  Previous to that the facility was known for making high quality wood furniture.  Established in 1922 as the Wood Mosaics Company, it earned the distinction of making one million Enfield rifle walnut gun stocks for the British war effort in 1940.  The company continued to produce materials for the war effort, supplying the United States Army and Navy aircraft quality plywood until it was sold to Brown-Forman in 1946.

It wasn’t until just a few years ago the facility was renamed The Brown-Forman Cooperage. …

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