A barrel of fun by maggiemae

A barrel of fun

Down in the historic part of town, there are three storey Oamaru Stone buildings built way back in the 1880’s to store various products.
Now, there is an Oamaru whisky Company that has got a lot of future!
These are some the casks up here on the 2nd floor. We were there to buy a ’cask’ of malt whisky for investment with another partner. We had to choose an oak cask from the America’s - bourbon or rye in the past or NZ, - pinot noir red wine cask. We did stick with NZ made.
Three good things:
1. We did feel we had a huge investment here.
2. Wherever we want to be here, we can park within 3 metres of our destination.
3. A new movie is being enacted in this area - something to do with World War One. Every one involved in this was having lunch underneath this particular floor while we were here. Lots of conversation and click clack of crockery!
4. One guy we met here was called James McKenzie - when he left where we were, I asked him if he was away rustling sheep! Check 1885 NZ!
How interesting, and your pic has nice lines and lighting!
May 9th, 2017  
Great composition with strong leading line.
May 9th, 2017  
That sounds very daring Maggie. A barrel of wine, are youmallowed to drink it when ever you want or is it for future bottling so you make money? Love the loook of that building! I saw a photo of some of the actors in this film on Liannes post.
May 9th, 2017  
@happypat It matures in the barrel for 2 years then its bottled with your own label on it, Pat! I don't think you can sell it. I saw Liana's post but not her! Think it was a fast visit for her.
May 9th, 2017  
Exciting! That will be quite a treasure, to have your very own whiskey, aged in wine barrels. We have wineries that are aging their wine in bourbon barrels, but I've not heard of whiskey aged in a wine barrel. I'm sure it will be wonderful!
May 9th, 2017  
That's sounds like a fun investment! Will you design your label? This is a great photo.
May 9th, 2017  
@dkbarnett Yes, Welwyn - now that will be fun!
May 9th, 2017  
@happypat ...and its not wine, but malt whisky, Pat! I modified the description as that was not clear!
May 9th, 2017  
Wonderful capture and light.
May 9th, 2017  
A wonderful photo. Is one of these your cask? Can't wait to hear about your whiskey when it is bottled
May 9th, 2017  
Neat shot and lighting
May 10th, 2017  
Wonderful lighting and I like your pov on this shot!
May 10th, 2017  
The wood is giving off such nice warm tones- very nice!
May 10th, 2017  
Looks like quite a party.
May 10th, 2017  
Great lines. They lead you to the light. Portrait view to capture whole window and barrel. A+ if I graded it . FAV
May 10th, 2017  
@habit I thought the window was most important to include, thanks Jimmy!
May 10th, 2017  
@maggiemae There appears to be a window on your immediate left as well. Window light on wooden barrels is so warm. I love the roller coaster of light over the group of barrels.
May 10th, 2017  
Impressive capture in such varied lighting conditions. The barrel's shape is enhanced by the light and shade.
May 10th, 2017  
Wonderful capture and light.
May 10th, 2017  
lovely atmosphere captured here
May 10th, 2017  
@hrs It is Helen! Old stone building with a huge high stud and arched windows!
May 10th, 2017  
Wow - what fun to have a barrel of whiskey. @julzmaioro and I visited here last year, but our buying was a little more modest!
May 10th, 2017  
@dide We aren't buying a cask this big - one one that is a 1/4 the size, Diane and that will be a huge expense too!
May 10th, 2017  
Love the rich colours of the barrels and walls. The lighting is beautiful.....But, sadly, I'm not a whiskey drinker!.......now if they were full of wine, that might be a different story!
May 10th, 2017  
@janemartin Well, the good thing about whisky, Jane is that you only have a few sips (accompanied by sighs of pleasure) and so the cask or bottle lasts longer!
May 10th, 2017  
The whiskey was good as well....
May 10th, 2017  
@julzmaioro So you did have a taste! Its an option to have tastings of about 3 -4 malts made here!
May 10th, 2017  
Taste and bought a bottle for Farmer George... it's very good.. medicinal of course.
May 10th, 2017  
@julzmaioro Its good to bring presents back to hard working farmers!
May 10th, 2017  
A lovely image
May 10th, 2017  
Lovely rich colours, shapes and shadows
May 10th, 2017  
I like your POV and leading lines.
May 11th, 2017  
wonderful clear shot
May 11th, 2017  
like this shot
May 11th, 2017  
I like the composition and the leading lines. Nice light too. Hope you enjoy your whisky. I don't drink but I think barrels are such pleasing things to look at.
May 11th, 2017  
Where would we be without wood. I like this shot for its rich colour.
May 14th, 2017  
Wow... that's my sort of investment😃
May 23rd, 2017  
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