CASK PRODUCTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Product Description - Ready Casks

What exactly am I buying? Does it include Duty, VAT, Delivery?

The price of 'Ready Casks' is every bottle of single 30 litre cask, bottled at cask strength, labelled with a basic design, with all duty, tax and delivery to one address in the Germany. The number of 50cl bottles available in each casks is included in the cask description

I'm not in Germany can I still purchase a cask?

Currently, Cask Products are only available to Germany Customers. We will be expanding this scheme to the majority of EU countries in the near future. 

Can I buy the cask? If so, How much extra does that cost?

Yes you can buy the cask, but as prices vary please get in contact discuss the price of the specific cask you're interested in. Casks are not sold separately.

What do the bottles look like once I purchase them?

Click here for an example.

Product Description - Reserve Casks

What exactly am I buying? Does it include Duty, VAT, Delivery?

The Reserve cask price includes the recipe choice, cask type, location choice, maturation management, access to the Cask Web system and insurance. This payment also includes the matured spirit, bottling, standard labelling, all tax and alcohol duty and delivery to one German address once the spirit is ready. It does not include the emptied cask.

I'm not in Germany can I still purchase a cask?

Currently, Cask Products are only available to Germany Customers. We will be expanding this scheme to the majority of EU countries in the near future.

Can I buy the cask? If so, How much extra does that cost?

Yes you can buy the cask you matured your spirit in, but prices for each cask vary and will not be known until after the spirit has been removed. Please discuss this at bottling time to find out your physical cask price.An alternative is that you can lay the cask down again with a different recipe and begin your journey again.

What do the bottles look like once I purchase them?

Click here for an example.

Delivery

Which countries do you ship to?

Currently, Cask Products are only available to Germany Customers. We will be expanding this scheme to the majority of EU countries in the near future.

How long will delivery take?

Ready Casks require labelling and shipping and therefore delivery can take up to 12 weeks. Reserve casks require a maturation time of at least three years, but once bottled will take a similar amount of time for delivery.

Labels and Names

Can I add a basic label? If so, what does this look like?

For Ready casks, just click on the label customisation tool at time of purchase, this is part of the purchase process. You can add text and/or a logo or image to your design.Reserve cask owners will be sent a similar link once it has been decided to bottle the cask.

Can I split the cask between friends and each of us have a different label?

Due to the small label run size we can only offer one label design per cask. You are welcome to split the cask (for both Ready and Reserve Cask Products) between individuals, but we do ask for a nominated person for a point of contact.

What can I name the whisky?

We encourage our customers to come up with creative and personal names for their whisky. However there are a rules and regulations for naming products including trade marks, intellectual property rights and geographic representation. If necessary, Mackmyra reserve the right to refuse the name of a whisky

If I make my own label, what information needs to be included?

Yes, we do work with creative individuals who want to include their own personally designed label. However, there are rules and regulations around labelling whisky in the EU which must be observed. As with naming the whisky (see below) Mackmyra reserve the right to refuse any design, and the labels must be printed and applied by Mackmyra before delivery. Please contact us to discuss this further.

Will you design a label for me?

Of course! As more people have specific ideas it's best to get in contact with us to discuss this.

I own a shop/restaurant/company/brand, can you make a whisky for us?

Mackmyra offer a Private Brand product allowing individuals, companies, groups and wholesalers to create their very own whisky. We can create individual cask runs of 48 bottles, through to 10,000 bottles or more for a specific event, group or brand. Contact us for further details.

Other

Is the whisky mine to sell?

Yes, you have the right to trade and sell your bottles. However, you must abide by any local licensing laws and regulations to trade, sell and distribute alcohol. Mackmyra cannot advise or assist with this process.

Can I sample the whisky beforehand?

Please get in touch if you'd like to sample some of our casks beforehand. We host many tastings across the country, as well as providing samples for Ready casks where available.

Can I ‘cut’ the whisky down to 40% and get more bottles?

Unfortunately not, for consistency the product we are providing is cask-strength, single cask whisky. We cannot reproof, reblend, add additives or change the product's contents in any way.

If I buy the cask, can I put the whisky back in and mature it longer?

Any cask purchased from us is for decorative use only. If you are interested in maturing your whisky for longer, please get in contact with us and we can discuss options where your whisky can be matured or finished in a safe, secure and controlled manner.

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