It’s not often new distilleries are built, particularly Canadian distilleries making single malt whisky. Shelter Point Distillery is one such place; Mike Nicholson, who has seen time at Lagavulin, Royal Lochnager, Blair Athol, Glenkinchie and Caol Ila, is the master distiller. While currently meeting high demand with a rye brought in from an Albertan distillery, the ultimate goal of Shelter Point is to have single malt bottlings at 5, 10 and 12 years.
For serious connoisseurs, you now have the opportunity to put your name on 200 litres of future Shelter Point whisky. $5000 gets you the following:
- The rights to 200 liters of “new make” Shelter Point Single Malt Spirit
- Exclusive Shelter Point Cask Owners Club Membership w Storage for 5 years
- Bonding and insurance for a term of 5 years
- One 100 ml cask sample, annually
- Quality monitoring
- Transport between the Distillery warehouse and the bottling warehouse
- Auditing costs
- All supporting management and administration
- Bottling, bottles, corks and capsules
While the cost seems daunting, consider that 200 litres will make over 250 750ml bottles. For $20/bottle, that’s quite reasonable. Mind you, after the government takes their share the price will roughly double, but the experience of being able to visit the distillery to visit your cask, gain a deeper insight into the whisky-making experience, and taste the evolving product is an offer that’s hard to resist.