Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36
  1. #1
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    229

    Buying a full cask?

    I am wondering if it is possible to buy a cask of bourbon and who from?
    Cheers
    Send direct email. .

  2. #2
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    Unless you have a license of some sort you cannot buy a full intact barrel and have it delivered that way. If it's the whiskey you are after then almost anyone in the business will let you pick a barrel and they will bottle as their brand and you can buy all that the one barrel makes. It has and is being done by folks on this forum. Buffalo Trace, VanWinkle,BF and HH are ready to do it at the drop of your money. Maybe after a jump thru a couple hoops, Beam, Barton and the rest are probably there too. Wild Turkey would be an interesting place to do it as well.

  3. #3
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    Wild Turkey would be an interesting place to do it as well.
    Yes it would. I'd be interested if anyone heads down this road.

    As to a license. My understanding is you can't buy a barrel. Federal law requires bottling in no more than 1.75L bottles. Maybe if you're a distiller/bottler you can buy a barrel (but I didn't think that was what you meant????)

    The discussion has gone to - 'Yes, but you can buy an empty barrel (new or used) and all the Bourbon in a barrel and rebarrel it yourself.' There are now a couple threads on this.

    Ken

  4. #4
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    Maybe if you're a distiller/bottler you can buy a barrel (but I didn't think that was what you meant????)
    That is exactly what I meant.

  5. #5
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Rockland County, NY
    Posts
    1,937

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    I know a guy who uses bourbon to marinate fish and he has a barrel of Pot Still WR in the barrel at his store. Required licensing and inspection by ATF and he has to account for every drop in a log.
    Apparently though, its exempt from taxes because its not consumed. Can that be right?

  6. #6

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    ...Apparently though, its exempt from taxes because its not consumed. Can that be right?
    Only if the fish are dead when they're put in the barrel, Ed. (Or were you asking about the taxes? )

  7. #7
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Moscow Mills, MO
    Posts
    2,507

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    And if the marinade didn't pickle the fish it sure would get em pickled.....

  8. #8
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    229

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    Cheers Bobby...I had actually read sometime ago that Beam would bottle a cask, but I had no idea the others where the same. Thanks for that.
    Oh and yes I am just after the whisky
    Cheers Bobby

  9. #9
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    229

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    Wild Turkey would be an interesting place to do it as well.

    Yes it would. I'd be interested if anyone heads down this road.
    I'M INTERESTED
    Does Wild Turkey do this, can you put me onto the right contact?
    Regarding a liquor license, I will soon have one of these soon but not a bottling license or anything as such.
    I may/will look into importing the casks next year.
    Ken can you advise me on who I can purchase an empty cask from...I have read the posts on refilling the casks but I don't think my wallet can handle that method. I have just ordered in for myself(I retail them) 2 x 2L American Oak wooden barrels of which I plan on filling with both scotch and bourbon - one for each so I looking forward to that experiment/experience.
    Thanks very much Ken for the info, been a big help!
    Cheers mate...
    Oh by the way I'm heading over that way in April, might catch up for a sip
    Regards,
    Troy.

  10. #10
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    229

    Re: Buying a full cask?

    ...Apparently though, its exempt from taxes because its not consumed. Can that be right?
    Only if the fish are dead when they're put in the barrel, Ed.

    hahaha
    Sorry Ed, that was a good one Tim

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Busy Buying Bourbon
    By BourbonJoe in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2005, 23:46

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