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Swallowtail Spirits needs help buying whiskey barrels and mash for a project to make exceptional whiskey from exceptional Ninkasi beer.
Swallowtail Spirits needs help buying whiskey barrels and mash for a project to make exceptional whiskey from exceptional Ninkasi beer.
41 backers pledged $10,067 to help bring this project to life.

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Swallowtail has been producing vodka for the last 2 years. November, 2016 marks the release of our two new gins as well as the grand opening of our new production facility and the start of our whiskey distillations and launch the Ninkasi collaboration project. Ninkasi is being gracious enough to let us make the whiskey from their beer, but don't be confused. This is a Swallowtail Whiskey. We still have to buy the beer from Ninkasi and turn it into an aged whiskey.

Vodka
Vodka

 

 

Our new custom-made pot still
Our new custom-made pot still

It has been quite a journey to get to this point and now we need your help to launch our whiskey production. Kevin Barrett started this operation on a shoe-string budget. Now he and his partners are expanding operations. With the expense of purchasing new stills, bottling equipment, facility build-out and new staff things have gotten very tight financially so in order to get the whiskies started and into barrels we need your help. We want you to be just as much a part of enjoying the process as the product and we welcome your input.

The funds raised from this project will go towards the purchase of oak whiskey barrels, whiskey mash from Ninkasi, installation of necessary equipment and putting on some amazing release parties with great drinks, food and entertainment.

If you love craft spirits and want to be a part of the growth of our company please support us in whatever way you can.

Leather Coasters
Leather Coasters

 

T-Shirts
T-Shirts

 

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We have tried very hard to make sure that we are not stretching ourselves too thinly by offering rewards that we can make good on. We have all the mechanisms in place and are looking forward to bringing you some amazing products.

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    I Love Craft Whiskey

    I'm just supporting you because I love craft whiskey!

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    I Support Local, Small Business

    Not only do I love craft Whiskey, but I love to support small business and watch them grow.

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    I love T-Shirts and Craft Beverages

    Love craft Whiskey and Craft Spirits? Support us and get a Swallowtail Spirits T-shirt.

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    Tasting Room Club + T-Shirt

    Do you entertain a lot?
    You and up to 3 guests can come in once a week for free tastings and other rewards that we aren't allowed to mention here on Kickstarter. We will have new products to taste every few months.
    It's a great way to introduce out-of-towners to the local craft beverage industry. Tour the distillery. Just call ahead for an appointment.

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    I Love Coasters

    T-shirt, Tasting Room Club membership , PLUS - Enjoy a set of 4 Swallowtail Spirits leather coasters Hand-Made by our friends at Bull & Stash. See image below.

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    I Love Hoodies

    Same as #5 & a Swallowtail Spirits zip-up hoodie. Plus an invite to the Campaign Funded Success Party

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    The Swag Pak

    The Swag Pack

    The T-shirt,
    Leather coasters,
    Zip-up hoddie,
    PLUS - a Swallowtail baseball cap. - See below

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    OATIS Whiskey Release Party

    The Swag Pack and an Invitation to our collaborative Ninkasi whiskey launch party: mingle with the distillers, enjoy great local food, beverages, and live music. Be the first to taste OATIS Whiskey!
    This party will be hosted at Ninkasi Brewing when the whiskey is ready.

    Giving this as a gift? Just email us! We want to make sure the right person is on this exclusive list!

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    The Swallowtail "Spirits Club"

    Everything in The Swag Pack - But, check this out!

    BE AN EXCLUSIVE SPIRITS CLUB MEMBER

    You will be one of a select number of people in the world with access to private, limited release whiskies and all of our other spirits.

    You and one guest will have an exclusive invitation to all of our release parties.

    You will be guaranteed an allotment of these limited-release products for purchase before they are available to the public. As the years progress some of our whiskies will only be available to these members.

    You'll have to wait until the whiskies are ready, but they will inevitably be spectacular!

    You will be able to bring a guest to release parties, but the whiskies are only allotted to members for purchase.

    The parties will be held in the Eugene/Springfield area. Travel and accommodations expenses are not provided.

    Giving this as a gift? Just email us! We want to make sure the right person is on this exclusive list!

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    Perpetual Distillery Supporter

    Everything from the Swag Pack and the Swallowtail "Spirits Club" - Plus, get your name (or name you choose) engraved into an oak stave on the supporters wall at Swallowtail's tasting room for all to celebrate your support for years to come!

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    Private 15 Gal Barrel

    All of the swag pack plus, you get you very own private 15 gallon barrel to be stored at our facility.
    Kickstarter does not allow us to offer alcohol as a reward so please contact us to find out how much it will cost to fill the barrel. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
    Only the swag will be shipped.

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    Private 53 gallon barrel

    All of the swag pack plus, you get you very own private 53 gallon barrel to be stored at our facility.
    Kickstarter does not allow us to offer alcohol as a reward so please contact us to find out how much it will cost to fill the barrel. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
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    Whiskey Experience & Private Barrel

    All of the swag pack plus, you get you very own private 53 gallon barrel to be stored at our facility.
    You will spend 2 days with our distillers and 1 overnight (meals and lodging included at a local Bed & Breakfast, local transportation included). Spend the days with our distillers and learn one-on-one about what we do to fill a whiskey barrel.
    Kickstarter does not allow us to offer alcohol as a reward so please contact us to find out how much it will cost to fill the barrel. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
    Only the swag will be shipped.

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