Most people can’t tell two barrels apart, but that couldn’t be further from the truth for our Head Cooper, Ger Buckley. A fifth generation cooper, Ger has a deep relationship with wood and applies the well of knowledge he inherited to select, repair and maintain our treasured casks. In his mind, a barrel is never just a barrel.
The tools Ger uses in his cooperage have been passed down through his family, along with the knack required to make them sing. One of his prized possessions is an instrument called a croze, which is used to make the groove where the head of the cask is positioned.
The Cooper’s Croze is a whiskey created and named in honour of Ger Buckley, his knowledge, craft and passion for wood that defines this increasingly rare profession. The Cooper’s Croze is a whiskey that showcases the diversity of barrels on the grounds of our distillery in Midleton. A maturation process that includes virgin American oak barrels, seasoned bourbon barrels and Iberian sherry casks delivers a whiskey with vanilla sweetness, rich fruit flavours and a fine balance of floral and spice notes. Oak’s influence on a whiskey’s character can’t be understated, and The Cooper’s Croze is a perfect illustration of this relationship. You can take whiskey out of wood but you can never take the wood out of whiskey.
Enjoy Jameson The Cooper's Croze neat or on the rocks.
With our FREE Click & Collect service, you can now place your order up to 12 hours in advance of collection and pick it up from one of our convenient collection points in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in Dublin airport or in Cork airport (48 hours in advance for Cork).
Prefer to travel handsfree? You can shop online before you fly and collect your purchases on your arrival back into Ireland. We only need 12 hours* to prepare your order and we’ll have it ready and waiting for you at the Click & Collect desk in the Arrivals Hall. There are so many ways to shop at theloop.ie You can choose to collect your order at one of the following Collection Points:
Terminal 1 Departures: Our Click & Collect desk is conveniently located in The Loop Store, directly after you exit security.
Terminal 1 Arrivals: After you pass through Customs and enter the Arrivals Hall, the Click & Collect desk is conveniently located on your right.
Terminal 2 Departures: The Click & Collect desk is in the alcohol section in The Loop Store, directly after you exit security.
Terminal 2 Arrivals: Immediately after you pass through the customs screening area, you will see The Loop arrivals shopping area on your right. Our collection point is located here.
Departures: Directly after security, at the Click & Collect desk in The Loop store
Arrivals: At the Information Desk in the Arrivals Hall
*All orders for collection in Cork airport must be placed at least 48 hours in advance
Maps and Further details for Collection Points