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"Casks: A Journey Through Time and Taste" Step back in time to the year 1890, where the Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery stood tall, its casks filled with liquid gold

Background imageCasks Collection: Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery 1890

Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery 1890
Six thousand barrels of whisky in a bonded warehouse on the ground floor, Edinburgh, Scotland, proprietors Andrew Usher and Co. 1890

Background imageCasks Collection: Cider maker, Somerset, England

Cider maker, Somerset, England
A cider maker wearing a trilby hat and an apron, leans on an old wooden wagon and drinks a pint of cider among the casks and barrels in the outbuilding of a cider works in Somerset

Background imageCasks Collection: Some shorages and how they are dealt with 1918

Some shorages and how they are dealt with 1918
Shortage of skins and hides in Scotland, using trousers for their bagpipes. Shortage of iron hoops for wine casks. Please note

Background imageCasks Collection: Wine bottles and casks, D Oliveiras Lda, Madeira, Portugal

Wine bottles and casks, D Oliveiras Lda, Madeira, Portugal
A display of wine bottles and casks at the firm of D Oliveiras Lda in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Background imageCasks Collection: Boats for transporting port wine casks on the River Douro, Porto, Portugal

Boats for transporting port wine casks on the River Douro, Porto, Portugal

Background imageCasks Collection: Beer cask, Augustiner brewery, Wies n, Oktoberfest, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Beer cask, Augustiner brewery, Wies n, Oktoberfest, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Background imageCasks Collection: Wine cellar, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Wine cellar, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Background imageCasks Collection: UK, Scotland, Argyll and Bute, Islay, Port Askaig, Bunnahabhain Whisky Distillery, Casks

UK, Scotland, Argyll and Bute, Islay, Port Askaig, Bunnahabhain Whisky Distillery, Casks

Background imageCasks Collection: Wine Barrels at the Costanti Winery, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Wine Barrels at the Costanti Winery, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Background imageCasks Collection: Barrels of Wine, Mendoza, Argentina, South America

Barrels of Wine, Mendoza, Argentina, South America

Background imageCasks Collection: The Cooperage

The Cooperage
This etching shows a cooperage, the premises of a man, seen in the shadows, who specialises in the manufacture of wooden casks, barrels, buckets and other similar containers. Date: circa 1918

Background imageCasks Collection: View of the Jardin du Roi in Paris from the bridge of Austerlitz

View of the Jardin du Roi in Paris from the bridge of Austerlitz, engraved by Claude Fortier (1775-1835)
CHT163999 View of the Jardin du Roi in Paris from the bridge of Austerlitz, engraved by Claude Fortier (1775-1835) (colour engraving) by Courvoisier-Voisin

Background imageCasks Collection: American trade card advertising the wine vaults at Croton Point, New York (colour litho)

American trade card advertising the wine vaults at Croton Point, New York (colour litho)
5236033 American trade card advertising the wine vaults at Croton Point, New York (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCasks Collection: Postcard depicting the Cathedral Sainte-Marie-Majeure and the canal Saint-Jean in

Postcard depicting the Cathedral Sainte-Marie-Majeure and the canal Saint-Jean in
REV382761 Postcard depicting the Cathedral Sainte-Marie-Majeure and the canal Saint-Jean in Marseille, France, c.1900 (coloured b/w photo) by French Photographer

Background imageCasks Collection: Boats on the Nile near Cairo (chromolitho)

Boats on the Nile near Cairo (chromolitho)
735768 Boats on the Nile near Cairo (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boats on the Nile near Cairo)

Background imageCasks Collection: Men and boys drinking from the casks of a burning public-house (engraving)

Men and boys drinking from the casks of a burning public-house (engraving)
736196 Men and boys drinking from the casks of a burning public-house (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCasks Collection: The Royal Brackla Distillery (engraving)

The Royal Brackla Distillery (engraving)
1596640 The Royal Brackla Distillery (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Royal Brackla Distillery)

Background imageCasks Collection: Illustration of the Practice of Storing a Ships Ballast &c

Illustration of the Practice of Storing a Ships Ballast &c
RNM286351 Illustration of the Practice of Storing a Ships Ballast &c. and of Stopping Gun-Shot Leaks (litho) by English School; National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Background imageCasks Collection: Rue Git-le-Coeur (from Rue Saint-Andre-des-Arts), Paris, 1858-78 (b / w photo)

Rue Git-le-Coeur (from Rue Saint-Andre-des-Arts), Paris, 1858-78 (b / w photo)
XIR196787 Rue Git-le-Coeur (from Rue Saint-Andre-des-Arts), Paris, 1858-78 (b/w photo) by Marville, Charles (1816-79); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageCasks Collection: Wine industry, Stages in the progress of the grape from the vine to the vat (b / w photo)

Wine industry, Stages in the progress of the grape from the vine to the vat (b / w photo)
6008309 Wine industry, Stages in the progress of the grape from the vine to the vat (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wine industry)

Background imageCasks Collection: Man enjoying the opportunity to sleep in a beer cellar (chromolitho)

Man enjoying the opportunity to sleep in a beer cellar (chromolitho)
5995970 Man enjoying the opportunity to sleep in a beer cellar (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man enjoying the opportunity to sleep in a beer cellar)

Background imageCasks Collection: Cherub on a Wine cask (painted plaster)

Cherub on a Wine cask (painted plaster)
5903371 Cherub on a Wine cask (painted plaster) by Thornycroft, William Hamo (1850-1925); 20.4x11x9.5 cm; Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Leeds City Museum)

Background imageCasks Collection: Interior of a casks factory at Zichron Yaacov with workers, c. 1898-1900 (b / w photo)

Interior of a casks factory at Zichron Yaacov with workers, c. 1898-1900 (b / w photo)
PEF446188 Interior of a casks factory at Zichron Yaacov with workers, c.1898-1900 (b/w photo) by Edelstein, Bernard (fl.1898-1900); Palestine Exploration Fund, London

Background imageCasks Collection: Cooper, c. 1804 (colour litho)

Cooper, c. 1804 (colour litho)
478340 Cooper, c.1804 (colour litho) by Atkinson, John Augustus (1775-1831) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Russian barrel-maker carrying iron hoops.); The Stapleton Collection; English

Background imageCasks Collection: Julians Baths, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub

Julians Baths, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub
3250831 Julians Baths, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub. 1809 (aquatint) by Nattes, John Claude (c.1765-1822) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCasks Collection: Advert, Brown & Co, Glasgow, Scotland

Advert, Brown & Co, Glasgow, Scotland
Advert for Brown & Co, Iron Packaging, Cisterns, Casks, Pails etc, Wigton Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageCasks Collection: Vaults under London docks 1870

Vaults under London docks 1870
Under the London Docks covering eighteen acres, were the finest vaults in the world, vast catacombs of the precious vintages garnered from every famous vineyard in the globe

Background imageCasks Collection: The Manufacture of Plumbago in Ceylon (litho)

The Manufacture of Plumbago in Ceylon (litho)
1038705 The Manufacture of Plumbago in Ceylon (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Manufacture of Plumbago in Ceylon)

Background imageCasks Collection: Filling a Hot Air Balloon With Gas, c. 1790 (wood engraving)

Filling a Hot Air Balloon With Gas, c. 1790 (wood engraving)
1123847 Filling a Hot Air Balloon With Gas, c.1790 (wood engraving) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageCasks Collection: The Wreck of the 'Vandalia'(engraving)

The Wreck of the "Vandalia"(engraving)
1055475 The Wreck of the " Vandalia" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Wreck of the " Vandalia")

Background imageCasks Collection: Wine Barrels and boats at the quayside in Marseille with Marseilles Cathedral in

Wine Barrels and boats at the quayside in Marseille with Marseilles Cathedral in
1449105 Wine Barrels and boats at the quayside in Marseille with Marseilles Cathedral in the background, pub. 1890-1900 (colour litho) by French Photographer

Background imageCasks Collection: Quai de la Joliette, Marseilles, France, pub. 1890-1900 (colour litho)

Quai de la Joliette, Marseilles, France, pub. 1890-1900 (colour litho)
1449107 Quai de la Joliette, Marseilles, France, pub. 1890-1900 (colour litho) by French Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageCasks Collection: Detail of a historiated initial with an illustration of a vintner at work

Detail of a historiated initial with an illustration of a vintner at work
ARN170177 Detail of a historiated initial with an illustration of a vintner at work, from the Register of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres (vellum) by French School

Background imageCasks Collection: Cherub on a Wine cask (painted plaster)

Cherub on a Wine cask (painted plaster)
5903372 Cherub on a Wine cask (painted plaster) by Thornycroft, William Hamo (1850-1925); 20.4x11x9.5 cm; Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Leeds City Museum)

Background imageCasks Collection: Seizure of Casks, with Arms and Ammunition, on Board the Dublin Steamer Windsor (engraving)

Seizure of Casks, with Arms and Ammunition, on Board the Dublin Steamer Windsor (engraving)
1099487 Seizure of Casks, with Arms and Ammunition, on Board the Dublin Steamer Windsor (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Seizure of Casks)

Background imageCasks Collection: Advertisement, Max Greger (engraving)

Advertisement, Max Greger (engraving)
1622173 Advertisement, Max Greger (engraving) by Sulman, Thomas (fl.1855-1900); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement, Max Greger)

Background imageCasks Collection: The Vineyards of Champagne (engraving)

The Vineyards of Champagne (engraving)
1596421 The Vineyards of Champagne (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Vineyards of Champagne)

Background imageCasks Collection: Whisky Bonded Warehouses at Edinburgh, Storage Capacity for 15, 000 Casks (engraving)

Whisky Bonded Warehouses at Edinburgh, Storage Capacity for 15, 000 Casks (engraving)
1596641 Whisky Bonded Warehouses at Edinburgh, Storage Capacity for 15, 000 Casks (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Whisky Bonded Warehouses at Edinburgh)

Background imageCasks Collection: Interior of the Church of St. Denis, illustration from Versailles

Interior of the Church of St. Denis, illustration from Versailles
3250841 Interior of the Church of St. Denis, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub. 1805 (aquatint) by Nattes

Background imageCasks Collection: The Vintage in the Canton of Vaud (litho)

The Vintage in the Canton of Vaud (litho)
1048160 The Vintage in the Canton of Vaud (litho) by Destez, Paul (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Vintage in the Canton of Vaud)

Background imageCasks Collection: Destruction of petroleum casks, December 1870 (engraving)

Destruction of petroleum casks, December 1870 (engraving)
958899 Destruction of petroleum casks, December 1870 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Destruction of petroleum casks, December 1870)

Background imageCasks Collection: Tavern in the Countryside

Tavern in the Countryside
3433539 Tavern in the Countryside by Teniers, David the Younger (1610-90); Palazzo Corsini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

Background imageCasks Collection: One of the Arches of Notre Dame, illustration from Versailles

One of the Arches of Notre Dame, illustration from Versailles
3250830 One of the Arches of Notre Dame, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub. 1809 (aquatint) by Nattes

Background imageCasks Collection: Cathedral Sainte-Marie-Majeure, known as Nouvelle Major, in Marseilles

Cathedral Sainte-Marie-Majeure, known as Nouvelle Major, in Marseilles
CHT242851 Cathedral Sainte-Marie-Majeure, known as Nouvelle Major, in Marseilles, before 1893 (b/w photo) by Mieusement, Mederic (1840-1905); Bibliotheque du Patrimoine, Paris

Background imageCasks Collection: Crosfields Soap Works (engraving)

Crosfields Soap Works (engraving)
1624805 Crosfields Soap Works (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Crosfields Soap Works. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 13 November 1886)

Background imageCasks Collection: Wine-Growing in Australia, St Huberts Vineyards, Victoria (engraving)

Wine-Growing in Australia, St Huberts Vineyards, Victoria (engraving)
1044390 Wine-Growing in Australia, St Huberts Vineyards, Victoria (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wine-Growing in Australia, St Huberts Vineyards)

Background imageCasks Collection: A Sale of English Beauties in the East Indies, pub. 1786 (hand coloured engraving)

A Sale of English Beauties in the East Indies, pub. 1786 (hand coloured engraving)
3035659 A Sale of English Beauties in the East Indies, pub. 1786 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Private Collection; (add.info)



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"Casks: A Journey Through Time and Taste" Step back in time to the year 1890, where the Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery stood tall, its casks filled with liquid gold. Meanwhile, across the English Channel, a cider maker in Somerset, England carefully stored their precious brews in sturdy wooden casks. Venture further south to Porto, Portugal and marvel at the majestic Dom Luis I metal arch bridge as it overlooks boats transporting port wine casks along the River Douro. These vessels have been an integral part of Portuguese history for centuries - a testament to their love affair with this beloved beverage. In 1918, amidst shortages and challenges faced during wartime, ingenious methods were employed to ensure that every drop was savored. The resilience of those who dealt with these hardships is truly commendable. Across oceans and continents lies D Oliveiras Lda in Madeira, Portugal - a place where wine bottles and casks coexist harmoniously. Here you can witness the artistry involved in crafting these vessels that age fine wines into perfection. The Cooperage stands as a testament to craftsmanship; skilled artisans meticulously fashioning each stave into a vessel worthy of holding spirits from around the world. It's here that beer casks from Augustiner brewery find their temporary home before making their way to Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, Bavaria. Back on the River Douro once again; boats gracefully glide through its waters carrying port wine casks towards eager consumers. This timeless tradition has become synonymous with Porto's rich cultural heritage. Traveling far beyond Europe's borders brings us to San Juan Railway Station in Argentina - South America's own hub for transport and storage of exquisite libations within wooden barrels. The global reach of these humble containers knows no bounds. Finally, we arrive at Montepulciano Wine Cellar nestled amidst Tuscany's rolling hills – an enchanting sight indeed.