We are building a destination like no other. A whiskey experience located 30 minutes south of Chicago. Whether you’re visiting Chicago or looking for a nearby escape to the country, Crozehead Cooperage and Whiskey Experience has something for everyone.


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Tours and Tastings

Looking for a completely unique experience in Chicagoland? Learn about the ancient craft of coopering! Enjoy delicious spirits paired with Charcuterie!

Your host, Loren Buchmeier, is one of less than 50 Master Coopers in the world. He and his son, Holden will host your private 1 hour tour which will include the history and science of barrels, along with coopering demonstrations. The tour will end with a whiskey tasting and pairing of Charcuterie/light fare sourced from local organic farms. Crozehead Cooperage is one of 26 Cooperages in the United States and the only cooperage in Illinois. As a nano-cooperage we strive to preserve a heritage craft in a mechanized coopering economy. Come and learn how a better barrel crafts superior spirits!

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