Our Barrel Club is designed for the true Whisky enthusiast. Join the Club by opting to purchase the contents of an entire barrel or just a portion. Experience the aging process first hand as your whisky transforms over time.
Our Club members appreciate this unique Irish Whisky, based on Ninkasi Brewing’s Oatis Stout. Savor the grains of the beer, including robust roasted barley, silky smooth oats and a touch of chocolate, distilled down to the perfect bottle of whisky. Whether you go old school with an Old Fashioned, take it uptown with a Manhattan or prefer to cut out the middleman, making yours neat, you’ll sip something extra special when you partake of the whisky from your own Club barrel.
Our barrels are made from white oak trees grown here in the US. Our current supply of barrels is from trees that were harvested in the Midwest. Oregon white oak is a desirable wood to age whisky and can be ordered upon request.
We use a heavy char on all our barrels so that we can extract the maximum amount of vanillin and caramel ﬂavors oak has to oﬀer.
We offer barrel sizes of 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 53 gallons.
The pricing above includes barrel storage for a three year period. Barrels stored longer than a three year period will be subjected to an additional $10 per month fee for extra aging.
Trading up to a larger barrel size, barrel refills and barrel top-offs can be provided at an additional cost.
We use 80 proof as our standard but it’s up to the individual to determine the proof of their barrel. If a higher proof is more desirable, the yield of the barrel will vary.
Swallowtail’s Aging Process
We recommend that buyers sample their whisky in 6 month intervals. Members will then experience the maturing process of the whisky as it ages.
Tastings also helps to determine when to begin to withdraw liquor from the barrel. It’s recommended to withdraw from the barrel in increments so that as you enjoy drinking your whisky at home the remaining portion continues to age and improve over time.
Ordering Your Barrel
Barrel orders can only be done at the distillery. Before an order is placed, each member is briefed on state and federal regulatory laws and how they apply to the sale and distribution of spirits.
At the time of the order, a deposit is required before a barrel can be allocated. The amount is 75% of the original cost of the barrel of whiskey. The balance of the cost is paid at the time the ﬁrst distribution is completed.
Help us promote our Barrel Club program. For each person you refer to us that purchases a barrel, we will pay you $35 in merchandise, spirits or towards an additional barrel.
Questions about our Barrel Club Program?
Call us at (458) 210-2907 or