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Kelvin Cooperage

Spirit Barrels

The Kelvin Cooperage is one of the leading suppliers of freshly emptied Bourbon barrels to Scotch Whisky, American and Canadian Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Tequila and Rum. The cooperage repairs barrels as required at their facility in Kentucky. In 1963 Ed McLaughlin established the cooperage on the banks of the River Kelvin in Glasgow. In 1991, Kelvin relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, and is now operated by Ed’s two sons Paul and Kevin McLaughlin. The cooperage is ideally located amongst the major bourbon producers to provide efficient and cost-effective handling of barrels. The cooperage also produces new white Oak barrels from both Kiln and naturally air-dried oak in ideal conditions.