The bottom of the cask is fixed in August, the girdles being removed in advance. If done during the other months, moisture may damage the wood. After the bottom of the cask has been fixed, the cask is being tightened again, with the same girdles and this is how the main part of its making ends. What remains is that the cask is given nice appearance. There is a dispute amongst master-coopers concerning which the issue which technology is better – that the cask is polished on the outside or that it remains without any cover.
Before the cask’s two bottoms become fixed, the internals of the cask may be smoked so that they get flavored; this is done after customer’s request.

Such operation is performed only on fire and the wood acquires diverse flavors depending on how long the operation lasts. Our French clients would usually prefer that the cask be strongly smoked.

 
The production of the taps is no less a question of skill. These are made of wild cherry, plum, oak or pear trees. Taps are made in four standard sizes depending on the cask diameter they have been designed for. The wood that is used for their make should be dried for a period lasting one to two years.

 

The form and decorations of the taps express the fantasy and skills of the masters working in our plant. The tap may be removed upon the cleaning of the cask and may also be used multiple times.