Our customers love owning their own whisky label.
Get your team together, or a group of whisky lovers, to create your own whisky label.
Celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, wedding or graduation.
Put your business in front of your clients with a branded vintage.
Serve your customers your own house single malt straight from the barrel!
Once you've designed your logo (we're happy to guide you), send it through to us and we'll begin the laser engraving process of the barrel end.
We'll then fill with your barrel with craft New Zealand new make Single Malt Whisky from The Spirits Workshop.
You'll receive a Certificate of Authenticity.
Your barrel will be stored for you and carefully tended in the Distillery. We will send samples and tasting notes every few months so you can share in its progress. You're also welcome to pop in anytime to sample your barrel.
When you and the distiller agree that the whisky is perfectly matured, we will bottle and label it for you, ready to share with fellow whisky lovers.
How many bottles do you get per barrel?
* A 20 litre barrel generally yields approx. 25 - 30 x 700ml bottles after approx. 3 years ageing.
* A 10 litre barrel will yield approx. 12 - 15 x 700ml bottles after approx. 2 years ageing.
However, each barrel is unique and there is no guarantee. The final volume depends on the angel’s share that is lost and if any additional samples are taken from the barrel.
How long does it take to mature?
* 20 litre barrels can be ready in approx. 30 months.
* 10 litre barrels are ready in 18 – 30 months.
Where is the barrel stored?
Assuming you don’t take delivery of the barrel yourself, your barrel will be stored on site at The Spirits Workshop Distillery in Christchurch.
What happens to the barrel when we’re done?
The used barrel is yours to do what you like with. You can take it away to use or display at home or you can, of course, have it refilled to make a second release!
What if I don’t know anything about making whisky?
No problem! Our experienced distillers at The Spirits Workshop will guide you every step of the way.
How long does the whisky keep in the bottles?
Once bottled whisky will keep indefinitely, so long as the bottles are kept sealed and they are best kept in a cool dark place.
How do we design the labels?
You can create any design you like. The laser engraving of the barrel as well as our bottle label printing are only capable of black & white/greyscale printing, so keep that in mind when deciding on your design. We can provide examples of previous designs and templates to give you ideas. We are also happy to help you bring the design together for lasering and printing.
Owning your own barrel is the perfect opportunity for any whisky lover to mature, sample, bottle and share their own personally branded whisky as it ages.