Whiskey and Rum Making Kit

Age scotch whiskey, spiced rum, or a full-bodied Kentucky bourbon to your taste with this personalized cask.

$25.00 - 75.00

Bootleg Up!

You don't need to work in a distillery to age and season your favorite spirits like a pro. Fashioned in timeless style, this handsome barrel is more than just an eye-catching centerpiece: like its big siblings found in professional distilleries, it can actually age your spirits to peak flavor. Take mixology into your own hands and create your own signature Highland malt scotch whiskey, spiced rum, or full-bodied Kentucky bourbon.

To start, cure your barrel then pour grain alcohol or neutral flavored vodka into the vessel along with one bottle of your choice of Swish Barrel Essence--you can choose from spiced rum, Kentucky bourbon whiskey, and Highland malt whiskey. Give it a good shake to incorporate the ingredients then sit tight because in just two weeks time your one-of-a-kind blend will be aged to perfection and ready to serve straight from the tap. Handmade by coopers in Manassas, Virginia.

Click here to learn how to use your Whiskey Making Kit.

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Made in Virginia

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Ages
21+
Made from
oak wood, steel
Measurements
6.5" L x 4.5" Dia, 33.8 fl. oz.
Care
Before first use, make sure to cure the barrel for 3-5 days, as mentioned in the instructions. Clean with damp cloth; use included Swish Barrel Cleaning Kit periodically as instructed. When not aging liquor, use sterilization tablets as instructed. Take care when using cleaning tablets - Use Only As Directed - Harmful if swallowed.
Notes
Each essence will flavor one liter. As this kit comes with three essences, three total liters can be made.

Kit Includes:
- 1L American White Oak Barrel w/stand, bung and spigot
- 3 Essences: Highland malt scotch whiskey, spiced rum, and Kentucky bourbon
- Paper Funnel
- Barrel Cleaning Kit
- Complete Instructions for use

Refill Includes:
- 6 Essences: 2 Highland malt scotch whiskey, 2 spiced rum, and 2 Kentucky bourbon
- Cleaning Kit (includes paper funnel and storing tablets)
Item ID
23816

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsWhiskey and Rum Making Kit
 
3.8

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (66)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Durable (25)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

  • Small (7)
  • Breaks (5)
  • Difficult to clean (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (60)
  • Home bar (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (44), Stylish (18), Frequent entertainer (17), Budget shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (127)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really great gift

My Father makes his own beer and this is the perfect compliment to his home brewing. It takes a week of soaking before it's ready for use so some patience is required. Overall a...Read complete review

My Father makes his own beer and this is the perfect compliment to his home brewing. It takes a week of soaking before it's ready for use so some patience is required. Overall a great gift and fun too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality did not meet expectations

I bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. Being the whiskey enthusiast that he is he was super excited to try it out. The first batch that he made he lost about...Read complete review

I bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. Being the whiskey enthusiast that he is he was super excited to try it out. The first batch that he made he lost about a quarter to a third of the alcohol, which seemed like a lot to lose due to "angel's share". We noticed that the face of barrel seemed like it was coming apart while in use but we weren't sure if that was the issue. Well, my boyfriend just tried to prepare the barrel for a second batch and it is completely unusable at this point. Liquid just pours out of the face of the barrel. After multiple tries to get it to stop leaking he's given up. To only be used once this is definitely not worth the price and had I known this I would have spent my money on something else. We're both very disappointed that the quality standards aren't there because this otherwise would have been an excellent gift.

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4.0

Quick to replace lost item

By 

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

We haven't actually used the product, as it's a Christmas present. I did open the box to make sure nothing was broken however, and it looks wonderful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I would not recommend this product to anyone

By 

from Cary, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

I bought this product for my husband last Christmas. It was about a third of the budget but I thought it'd be great and something he could use over and over. Boy was I wrong - we followed the directions to prep the barrel. I also gifted him a whole bottle of vodka which he then started aging. He turned it as instructed, tasted it a couple of times throughout the process, etc. But when it was time to pour it all out, there was maybe 0.75 mL left...all of it had either been absorbed or evaporated!!! We asked to return it, and it was basically finger pointing that we didn't follow instructions. They eventually sent me a return letter, but it's very frustrating considering how pricey it was

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Birthday Gift

By 

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

I bought this gift for my impossible to buy for father in law for his birthday. He was so happy with it and started immediately making whiskey. He loves it. I got him two more kits for his birthday this year so he could make more. We checked on the progress he was making and he left the whiskey in too long and now it is a sipping drink, instead of four fingers he only drinks one finger.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Birthday gift

By 

from King of Prussia,PA

Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

This was an awesome gift that my wife got me for my birthday. It's really easy to use and the final product is awesome. We made sure to add a little bit of sugar to give it a sweeter note. Our favorite so far is the rum! We just finished using all of the starter kit and will be ordering a refill soon.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cool idea, a little misleading.

By 

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

This item is currently sitting on our counter full of water. It's sealing itself. Pretty cool! It's easy to use and the instructions are great.
On the down side.... You aren't really making alcohol. You have to buy alcohol and then add in one of the small bottles they give you to make bourbon, whiskey, or rum. That was unexpected. Buying alcohol to make alcohol.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was great! It was a day earlier than originally planned. Came well packaged with lots of padding!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great Fathers Day Gift!

By 

from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

My husband was so excited to open up his gift and see it was a whiskey/rum making kit. He's very anxious to start a batch!

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was VERY fast and arrived before anticipated.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not what I expected

By 

from Fort Walton beach FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Everything comes with it
  • Interesting idea
  • Nice set up

Cons

  • It is tiny so so tiny

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

    My reason for giving it 2 stars is because it was so small like fit in the palm of my hand small. If it was a little bigger (I thought it was a nice size for a counter top) but it wasn't. For the price that I pod I expected to be better than what I got.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I will buy this again!

    By 

    from Pelzer South Carolina

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Self contained, with five differdifferent essenc

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

      Able to make five different types of drinks, you can make whatever taste suits you

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivered quickly and intact

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      What Disappointment--Save your money

      By 

      from Washington State

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • good customer service
      • Looks neat

      Cons

      • broken
      • fails to make whiskey or rum
      • inefficient
      • Leaky
      • messy
      • Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

        I ordered this product for a Valentine's gift for my husband. He was was very excited about it, but it took him a while to find the time to try it out. In March, he finally was able to cure the cask (no leaks at the time) and make his first batch of whiskey. We checked it the following week only to discover the grain alcohol had leaked everywhere. It was a smelly, runny, horrible, mess.

        I called customer service and explained the situation. They were great and quickly sent a replacement which arrived promptly. However, we had the same leak issues, if not worse, with the second cask. Will be retuning for refund at this point. Its frustrating because in addition to having a subpar product, we lost over $70 on grain alcohol and all the time spent trying to fix the product and now return it.

        DO NOT ORDER THIS PRODUCT!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I will buy this item again.

        By 

        from Wilmington, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit:

        My husband love the barrel , he said we might purchase the larger one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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