Ohio’s Hayner Distilling recently debuted a new whiskey experience, the Whiskey Webcam. It’s just what you’d think – the website features a livestream from inside a new whiskey barrel.
And Whiskey Webcam subscribers can login to WhiskeyWebcam.com and watch their whiskey age, even for as long as six years.
A statement from Hayner Distilling notes that whiskey’s usually aged in a barrel for 4 to 6 years. Whiskey Webcam’s goal is to include that time in the new whiskey experience.
“If you think about it, that first sip of whiskey is actually the end of a journey that whiskey began six years ago,” said Greg Taylor, president of Hayner Distilling. “We want whiskey enthusiasts to experience the entire journey of their whiskey from barreling to bottling to that first sip. Our tagline is, it’s about time. It’s about time someone placed a webcam inside a whiskey barrel, and with whiskey, it’s all about time.”
He explained that Whiskey Webcam subscribers can login using any device to watch their livestream. In addition to watching their bourbon age, subscribers will receive a sample every year from their barrel to taste their whiskey throughout its journey.
“We want subscribers to be in total control of their whiskey. We let them decide when it is ready to bottle and they can decide the proof of their whiskey,” Taylor said.
The distillery offers the opportunity to visit one’s barrel in person as well as help bottle the whiskey they’ve watched for years on the internet.
Whiskey Webcam currently features two bourbon barrels owned by Hayner Distilling, with more coming online in 2023. The featured barrels were distilled by Kentucky’s Bardstown Bourbon Company.
To check it out for yourself, go to www.whiskeywebcam.com.