WHAT DOES "KUNG FU" MEAN?
WHAT DOES "KUNG FU" MEAN?
A Magnificent Bastard comes in every shape and size. You're proof of that. Exchanges are no sweat and we're happy to make the exchange so long as the apparel has not been worn or washed. Ideally, you've kept the tags on it.
Send an email to us at email@example.com with "Store Exchange" in the subject and let us know you wish to send back apparel for an exchange of size. Or get in touch through our Contact form. Include the name you used when you placed the original order, the order # if you know it, and the size you would like to exchange for. We will respond back to you shortly with the return-merchandise address and any special instructions required.
When we receive your exchange, we'll send out the new size.
Do not bring your merchandise to the Crowded Barrel Distillery for an in-person exchange, thanks.
Amorphous solids and transportation systems are sworn enemies for life. We take careful effort to pack all of your items safely for shipment, but if you receive a broken glass, or any faulty merchandise, please get in touch with us so we can replace it ASAP.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Broken Item" in the subject line and let us know what happened. Or get in touch through our Contact form. Be sure to include the name you used when you placed the order, your order # if you know it, and, if possible, a picture of the broken or faulty item.
That sucks. A thousand apologies for the disappointment. Let's get this resolved quickly.
Please send an email to email@example.com with "Missing Item" in the subject line and let us know what was missing. Or get in touch through our Contact form. We'll let you know if it was a stock-availability issue or just an oversight on our part. If it was a stock issue, we'll be sure to credit you back for an out-of-stock item. If it was just an oversight on our part, we'll get the item out to you post haste.
So long as the merchandise to be returned is unused, unworn, unwashed and in the same new condition as you received it, we will gladly accept it if returned within 30 days of the purchase date.
Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Store Returns" in the subject and let us know you are sending back item(s) from your order. Or get in touch through our Contact form. Include the name you used when you placed the original order, the order # if you know it, and a short note letting us know what you'd like to return. We will respond back to you shortly with the return-merchandise address and any special instructions required
When we receive your return, we'll credit back your original payment method.
Great question! We do not offer Whiskey Tribe gift certificates at this time, but maybe in the not too distant future. Ask us again in a few months.
If you've got a good recommendation for a whiskey-related product you think the other MBs would be interested in, let us know. We'll check it out.
Yes, we often offer promo codes and special deals to the MBs of the Tribe. The best way to stay in the loop of our special offers is to join the Tribe newsletter for whiskey news and Tribe updates sent to your inbox every Friday. Sign up at the bottom of this page.
Yikes! You haven't received your order? After placing your order, you receive an order confirmation email immediately. A couple days later, when your order has shipped, you should have received a shipping notification email with your tracking #. Maybe it ended up in your junk folder. No? Send us an email at email@example.com with "Where's My Order" in the subject. Or get in touch through our Contact form. Let us know your name and order # and we'll take a look.
Welcome to the Tribe, you Magnificent Bastard! First things first: Have you read the "Join The Tribe" page and watched the video? Do that first. Then, we recommend you join and subscribe in the following order: 1) Sign up for the Tribe newsletter; 2) Join the Tribe's Facebook group; 3) Subscribe to our Whiskey Tribe and Whisk(e)y Vault YouTube channels; 4) Consider becoming a Tribe supporter through Patreon; 5) If you're a Reddit kind of MB, join the Whiskey Tribe's subreddit.
Welcome to the world of whisk(ey)! We recommend this video, "Top 10 Whisk(e)ys For Beginners" (crowdsourced from whiskey lovers).
Tastes are subjective, and always remember that the "best" whisk(e)y is the whisk(e)y you like to drink, they way you like to drink it. That said, we have a few suggestions for you to explore: Highland Park 12yo, Talisker 10yo, Laphroiag 10yo, Caol Ila 12yo.
If you like the smell and taste of whisk(e)y give yourself time to develop an understanding of it. That doesn’t happen overnight but it is well worth the time it takes. Whisk(e)y is a fascinating adventure.
Nope, everyone is different. Try leaving the whiskey to breathe for 10-15 minutes and then go back to it. Alternatively, you can try slowly adding water until the burn dissipates. Or both.
The Whisk[e]y Vault's YouTube comments are full of people worried about their whiskey storage. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:
Definitely keep your whiskey out of direct sunlight as much as possible. If sun hits your whiskey while you’re shooting your videos but the shades are pulled for the rest of the time. You are fine. Stop worrying.
Keep your whiskey from extreme temperatures and extreme temperature changes. Both are bad.
Keep your whiskey in it’s sleeve as much as possible. We’ve heard Ralfy say that whiskey can get a "cardboard" taste from being in it’s sleeve for too long but we’ve never experienced that.
Once a whiskey is open, it’s going to change in the bottle no matter what you do. Generally, we find that it improves up to a point then starts to slowly fall off. Not always, but mostly.
Finally, when you get to the last couple inches in the bottom of the bottle, drink it ASAP or decant it into a smaller bottle. Whiskey left with too much air goes off. You’ll know it right away when it happens to you. It happens to everyone. It often happens in bars. Always ask to see the bottle before they pour you a whiskey. You don’t want to pay $30 for the last dram in the bottle.
We appreciate your inquisitive nature, but, since we don’t know you at all, it is very difficult to recommend a whiskey for you.
We receive a lot of donations and whiskey prices vary widely from state to state and from country to country, so it’s very hard to say. Besides, does it really matter?
They were educated in the USA and they keep a large number of marbles under their tongues at all times.
Rex says, “We should call upon the whisky spirits and randomize whatever is on your playlist.” The whiskey spirit eagle and “crappy” bear selected "Kung Fu Fighting." It all started on the Whiskey Biscuits episode for Old Fashioned recipes. Give it a watch!
MB Kate Van Name suggested, in the YouTube comments, that a song be created. She suggested something respectful or loud. Daniel said to Rex, “So what’s our song?” Rex replies, “Either ‘It’s Raining Men’ or…”. Daniel nearly snorts whiskey out of his nose, and, so, that was the decision made. You can find it in episode 102 at the 9:45 mark.
The Crowded Barrel Whiskey Co. and our tasting room Fang & Feather are located in the southwest edge of Austin, TX. Specifically:
16221 Crystal Hills Dr
Austin, TX 78737
You can find directions and a map on our Contact page.
Wednesday & Thursday: 3pm–7pm
Yes! We love showing off the distillery. All our tours walk you from the still house to the barrelhouse through the beautiful pathways across campus. The tour ends in the tasting room with our lovely bartenders.
If you're a Trailblazer from the Texas Whiskey Trail, our tours are free! Otherwise, they are $10/person and by appointment only.
Wednesday & Thursday: 3pm–5pm
If you are interested in scheduling a tour during your visit, fill out the form below.
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Come make a trip to Austin and come see us at the Crowded Barrel Distillery. Your bottle claim(s) are waiting for you. That's the only way to pick up your bottles. It's worth the trip.