A cooper examines a barrel being toasted at the A. Páez Toneleria in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie, CaskStrength Media. This week, we’ll visit the Sherry capital of the world…Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. The sherry casks that many whisky makers depend on come from Jerez, and we’ll tour one of the city’s cooperages – or to use the Spanish word: tonelería. The A. Páez Tonelería gets most of its business now from whisky makers, and Francisco Lozano “Paco” Romero will explain the process to us on WhiskyCast In-Depth. This week, Irish Distillers unveiled the Redbreast Lustau Edition in Jerez, which uses A. Páez casks that were first filled with Bodegas Lustau’s Oloroso Sherry. We’ll have that story in the news, along with more of the week’s new whiskies and troubling signs of slowing whisky sales in key global markets.

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