Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    839

    Whisk(e)y Your Way

    "Whisk(e)y Your Way is an innovative program for those who truly
    love whiskey. Imagine developing your very own brand of whiskey
    and selecting each and every component that goes into it. Our
    expert distiller guides you through the process of developing the
    mash bill, the distillation specifics, the type of oak and level of char
    for your barrel and every other aspect of whiskey creation. We will
    source and procure top quality ingredients from around the world,
    ensuring that the end result is worthy of the care and effort that
    you put into developing your personal recipe.

    If you choose to do so, you may participate in preparing the wash,
    distilling and finally barreling your spirit. As it ages in the cask, you
    will be able to sample it as frequently as you wish, learning how the
    oak contributes to the finished whiskey.

    When you are satisfied that your whiskey is sufficiently aged, we
    proof, bottle and label the contents of your barrel. The end result?
    You take home about 100 bottles of custom crafted, one of a kind
    whiskey for around $50 per bottle. Your perfect whiskey. Whiskey
    your way. "


    House Spirits Distillery in Portland
    http://whiskeyyourway.com/

  2. #2
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    NE Lower Michigan
    Posts
    223

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    $50 a bottle, when buying a whole barrels worth, is too rich for my blood.

  3. #3
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    839

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    I'll admit that's more than I paid per bottle for JD SB when
    buying "in bulk" but the idea of being involved in all aspects
    of the creation does have a certain appeal.

    I'll admit that my ignorance in choosing a mash bill, oak, char
    level, etc. wouldn't guarantee a delicious finished product but
    I imagine some of the more refined palates on the forum could
    come up with something worth trying.

    And they do offer the following should you want to age your own:

    "For those that can't wait, we do provide the option to package the
    raw spirit in cases of 1.75L bottles immediately after distillation, export
    them to your location and supply you with an empty barrel. Assuming
    that your regional laws don't prohibit you from storing your spirits in
    unlabeled containers, you would be free to pour your bottles into a
    barrel and begin the aging process yourself."

  4. #4
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    181

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    I'd consider several bottles, assuming we could bottle at barrel proof. Just depends on the final costs.

  5. #5
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    839

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    n00b - I was just tossing this out to individuals - it didn't even
    occur to me that this might be Group Barrel Purchases option!

  6. #6
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    3,033

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbon-n00b View Post
    I'd consider several bottles, assuming we could bottle at barrel proof. Just depends on the final costs.
    Your final cost are around $5,000 +
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

  7. #7
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    NE Lower Michigan
    Posts
    223

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    I'm in on a group buy. I'm good for 4 barrel proof bottles.

  8. #8
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    181

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Your final cost are around $5,000 +
    I am operation under the assumption (perhaps faulty) that for barrel proof, the per-bottle costs will be higher since there will be fewer bottles to absorb the costs.

  9. #9
    Irreverent One
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Heart of the Beaver State
    Posts
    2,395

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    Be advised that proof will likely go down as it spends time in the barrel. Portland has a maritime climate, closer to that of Scotland than Kentucky.

    Steve McCarthy at Clear Creek (about three miles west of House Spirits) told me that his whiskey loses proof as it ages.
    Scott

    "Remember that your sense of humor is inversely proportional to your level of intolerance."
    - Serge Storms

  10. #10
    Irreverent One
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Heart of the Beaver State
    Posts
    2,395

    Re: Whisk(e)y Your Way

    Whoa, y'all need to take a closer look at the pricing:


    Barrel Size: 15 Gal
    Barrel Price: $5,400
    Initial Deposit: $500
    Down Payment: $2,200
    Final Payment: $2,700


    Barrel Size: 30 Gal
    Barrel Price: $9,500
    Initial Deposit: $500
    Down Payment: $4,250
    Final Payment: $4,750


    Special Pricing On 15 Gallon Barrels Through 02/28/08:
    Take $500 Off For Final Price of $4,900.00



    That $4,900 is for a 15 gallon barrel. If you assume 25% Angels Share over four years, you'll be left with 11.25 gallons, which is enough for 57 bottles (750ml). That works out to $86 per bottle.

    Plus I'm pretty sure 2/28/08 has long since passed (it has here in Oregon anyway). Reverting to the $5,400 price increases that cost to $94.74 per bottle.
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 04-28-2010 at 14:20.
    Scott

    "Remember that your sense of humor is inversely proportional to your level of intolerance."
    - Serge Storms

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Welsh Whisk y
    By polyamnesia in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-08-2009, 09:31
  2. Whisk(e)y and it's associated generations...
    By BarItemsPlus1 in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-15-2006, 13:06
  3. Canadian whisk(e)y
    By OneCubeOnly in forum Foreign Whiskey
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-20-2003, 09:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top