Personalised Whisky Barrels

YOUR WHISKY MATURED YOUR WAY

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.

Maturing the perfect whisky in large litre barrels takes time and we understand that not everybody wants to wait that long. So, we have 10 and 20 litre barrels available for those discerning whisky lovers who would like to have their own whisky available in their own time-frame.

These barrels are miniature versions of the same casks used for our ageing stock, made from the same wood, treated with the same toast, sourced from the same suppliers and filled with the same single malt New Zealand whisky. It’s all the same, just better because it has your brand and your label and you are in control.

WHAT’S INCLUDED in the price?
The whisky, the barrel, laser etching, your personal label design, barrel stand and tap, excise tax and GST.

Should you choose to leave it with us then storage, regular samples with distillers tasting notes and when it’s ready, bottling and labeling are also included.

Unfortunately we can’t take the barrel back to bottle and label the whisky, if you choose to take the barrel home and age it yourself.

TIME FRAMES:
Laser etching takes approximately 3 weeks.
* Maturity of your whisky takes a bit longer!
10 litre barrels – expect 18 -24 months to reach maturity.
20 litre barrels – expect between 2-3 years.

HOW MUCH WHISKY DO I GET?
Seems like a silly question but really it’s not.
10 litre barrel will yield approximately 25 – 30  500ml bottles of standard strength whisky.
20 litre barrel will yield approximately 50 – 60   500ml bottles of standard strength whisky.
(Note that yields are not guaranteed and depend on what ABV bottling is done at and how much sampling and sharing has been done!)

10 litre Barrel $1,995
20 litre Barrel $3,365

It’s the perfect gift for a special occasion.
Get a group of friends or relatives together and spoil that special someone!

If you are interested in other types of barrel. We can source 20 litre barrels made from ex-USA bourbon,  ex-Australian Port, ex-Australian Sherry, ex- Pinot Noir, ex-Portugese Port, ex Portugese Sherry and other barrel types – please contact us directly via the contact form below for pricing and availability

What’s the process?

OFFER

1. Place an order for your barrel through the online shop or with the Spirits Workshop Team. Antony will contact you to discuss your personalised label design and the etching process.

2. Upon payment, your cask will be labelled and filled with our finest New Make Single Malt Spirit.

3. You will receive a sample of the new make spirit that has been used to fill your cask along with a certificate of ownership and authenticity.

MATURITY

4. Only after time on the wood will your investment improve. In small barrels the flavour will develop faster so you decide where you want to age your cask. There are two options.

a. Leave your cask stored with us for ageing and we will send you regular samples with distillers tasting notes during the ageing process to check on the progress and flavour development of your Whisky. You are also welcome to visit the distillery at any time to view or sample your cask directly.

b. We arrange for the entire cask to be delivered to you directly so it is there are your fingertips and you can control the process yourself.

CALL

5. You are able to order whatever volume of whisky spirit (up to what remains in your cask), to be bottled at your choice of proof (up to cask strength), labelled with your individual brand and delivered to you at any time during the process.

REFILL

6. Once emptied we can refill your barrel with new make spirit at a reduced cost and you can start making another batch of whisky to enjoy.

We’ll answer your questions, just send us a message!

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