Signature Barrel Program
About the Program
“…every barrel has a story and we are inviting you to write your story along your very own barrel!”
There are many reasons to own a barrel of whiskey, let alone make one! It’s an investment that appreciates over time, it’s a rare learning experience, it’s a great marketing opportunity, it’s a unique gift, and it’s a barrel of whiskey with a great story; whatever the reason Copper Run Distillery is here to ensure that you will have the best quality handcrafted Ozark Mountain Whiskey® in it.
With our barrel program you do more than just point to a barrel of whiskey; you’ll be directly involved in crafting your own whiskey recipe! Do you prefer a Single Malt, Wheat or Corn or Rye or Specialty Grains? We will help you formulate a recipe and invite you to participate in the production of your barrel of Whiskey. The barrel will rest in our warehouse to age and we’ll send you samples every 6 months. When it’s ready to bottle, we’ll put together a private label for your very own Whiskey bottles.
To learn more about this unique experience, please read on and submit the inquiry form below.
What makes this a one-of-a-kind experience?
It’s not every day that you get the chance to be part of designing a whiskey recipe and hand crafting your own barrel of Whiskey. With Copper Run’s experience and help this can become a reality! Your barrel will be dated and stamped with your name. The end result, your bottles of whiskey, will be sourced directly from your barrel and will carry your signature label – so there’s no other whiskey like yours.
What do you mean by “Design a Whiskey recipe”?
There are many types of whiskies: Bourbon, Corn, Malt, Rye, Wheat, Blended, Light, Spirit whiskey, Specialty Grains etc. We will discuss possible options with you and help you develop a recipe that meets your taste criteria. This recipe will be your own exclusive recipe and we will not share it with anyone else!
How much does it cost to buy a barrel and how many bottles can I expect?
We offer three options:
- Full Barrel (200 Liters) – cost starts at $8000 ~ 265 bottles (750ml | 40% ABV)
- Half Barrel (100 Liters) – cost starts at $3980 ~ 140 bottles (750ml | 40% ABV)
- Entry Level Barrel* (20 Liters) – cost starts at $1180 ~ 40 bottles (750ml | 40% ABV) (* restrictions apply)
The prices indicated above are for producing the agreed upon whiskey recipe, filling your barrel, labeling and bottling at the end of the ageing period. They do not include barrel storage rent, shipping costs and local/state taxes. For more information about pricing please fill in the contact form below.
Can anyone purchase a barrel of whiskey? Only if you are 21 years of age and older!
We only offer barrels to customers based in the U.S. but because alcohol laws are different for every state, delivery costs, taxes and delivery process may add more cost to the final price. Please bear in mind that whiskey cannot be re-sold without the proper license.
How long does the order/production process take?
We will start our Signature Barrel Program production in January 2015. All orders will be executed on a First Come First Serve basis. The amount of time required to produce a barrel of whiskey is between 1-2 weeks.
How long do I need to wait for my Whiskey to age?
We offer the option of ageing your whiskey anywhere between 1 – 3 years. Samples and evaluation report/recommendations will be sent to you every 6 months for as long as your whiskey is ageing.
Can I be there when my whiskey is being produced?
YES! We can make arrangements for you to stay at the wonderful Bear Creek Lodge (or find other lodging in the area) during part or the whole production period and we will directly involve you in the production process of your barrel. Lodging costs are not included in the price but during the time you spend at the distillery food and drinks are covered. A detailed production schedule will be provided upon signing the contract. If for whatever reason you cannot be there during the production period we will make sure to take pictures/video of the entire process and send them to you. For more details please inquire below.
Can I personalize the bottles of whiskey from my barrel?
Yes but some restrictions apply. The Copper Run Distillery logo has to be present along with other details about the type of spirit, origin etc. The bottle type we offer is the Nordic and the label shape and graphics are pre-designed. If there is a need for a different presentation, a different label or bottle then additional expenses may apply.
Can I buy a barrel of whiskey now?
Yes, please contact us for more information.
What if I change my mind? Is my investment safe?
Yes, all barrels are insured, so your investment is safe. Furthermore if you decide not to follow through with the program then we can return the money you have committed to the program but some time restrictions apply. Please contact us for more details.
Do I have any more benefits by joining the Signature Barrel Program?
Call us at 417-587-3456 if you want to talk to us about the Signature Barrel Program or fill in the form below: