Crafting Your Own Whisky: A Simple Guide
Ever dreamt of becoming an independent bottler with your own single malt whisky? We hear this amazing wish quite often from our beloved patrons. Well, guess what? It's far easier than you imagine! Dive into our easy five-step process and start your whisky journey today!
STEP 1: YOUR WHISKY MOTIVE
What drives you to bottle your own whisky? It may seem like a no-brainer, but trust us, this is the first
step that sets the foundation. Whether it's a unique wedding gift, an epic Christmas surprise or even the beginning of launching your whisky label, the reason will determine your next moves.
STEP 2: QUANTITY MATTERS
Your end goal will obviously determine the number of bottles you'd want. Maybe a dozen for close
family? Or hundreds to kickstart your whisky empire? Different cask sizes cater to various needs (learn more about cask sizes with us!). Plus, we've had bars teaming up for shared casks, offering a unique taste for each. Cool, right?
STEP 3: THE SPIRIT OF CHOICE
What kind of spirit speaks to your soul? Whether you're inclined towards non-peated, lightly
peated, or heavily peated spirit, we've got you. And if you have a distillery or blended whisky close to your heart it could be the cherry on top of your personal whisky adventure.
STEP 4: MATURING YOUR
Flavour and cost – the two key players here. Want a classic ex-bourbon cask, Es Sherry or an exclusive ex-port? Decide on the maturing period, but remember: age influences flavour and price. Also, cask finishing? It’s an art. Add intricate flavour layers to make your whisky truly stand out.
STEP 5: BOTTLE UP THE MAGIC
Your handcrafted liquid gold deserves a majestic style! Choose the perfect strength, and decide
if "cask strength" should shine on the label or if you want to control the flavour by diluting. Pick the ideal bottle size and design to match your vision. And, of course, your label. It's the final touch to your whisky creation, so let your creativity flow.
BOTTLE YOUR OWN WHISKY WITH THE SINGLE CASK
If these five steps have inspired you, and you’re excited to bottle your own whisky, then The Single Cask is here to help you. As well as bottling under our own brand, and being a cask broker, we also help people with the end to end process of creating their own bottling. Use the form below to contact us today and one of our specialists will be pleased to help you.