It is a proud tradition that many distilleries offer casks for private filling each year. The Cardrona Distillery is carrying on this fine tradition by offering a small number of casks for filling with new make spirit that will mature into The Cardrona Single Malt Whisky.
Your Cardrona cask is born from rich malted barley, pure Alpine water and traditional Scottish copped pot stills. After the creation of the Cardrona single malt spirit, the selection of the cask makes the single biggest contribution to the natural colours, aromas and flavours of a whisky. The casks are hand-picked from sherry makers in Spain, craft bourbon distilleries in the United States and local Central Otago wineries in New Zealand. They come in three sizes – a 500 litre butt, a 200 litre barrel or a 230 litre barrique. The new make spirit slowly matures in the finest oak casks, breathing the clean mountain air of the Cardrona Valley.
Private Casks will be filled on a date agreed with the Cask Owner with purchasers invited to the distillery on this special day to witness the filling ceremony. Casks will then be stored in the distillery’s warehouse where they will be looked after for their sleep of a minimum of ten years.
Your cask is laid down to sleep for at least ten years in one of our Barrel Houses to mature into The Cardrona Single Malt Whisky. As an owner of a Cardrona Private Cask, you are commencing on a decade long journey crafting a single malt imbued with the taste of this remote southern distillery - your legacy for the future.
If you wish to learn more about this unique opportunity please contact the Cardrona team directly on 03 443 1393 or via the form below.