Want to buy a whole barrel of whiskey? Read about how to do it, and consult this guide. Bear in mind: Due to high demand, some barrel purchase programs have been placed on hold, or have long waiting lists. Begin by setting up a selection session with a participating retailer. Unsure if your favorite whisky retailer participates? Look for “private selection” picks in their bourbon aisle or contact the distilleries below to assist with finding a retailer in your area.
Distilleries with Batching Programs
Woodford Reserve—available for bourbon, rye, or Double Oaked bourbon
Brands with Single Barrel Programs
The whiskeys offered for private barrels change frequently. Check with the distillery for current selections.
Barrell Bourbon—Available for bourbon and Canadian rye, as well as occasionally whiskey and rum
Contact: Joe Beatrice, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beam Suntory—Available for Jim Beam Single Barrel, Knob Creek, and Maker’s Mark
For details on the program, ask your retailer to contact the local Beam Suntory representative or distributor.
Contact: Chris Jones, email@example.com
Contact: Paul Hletko, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Mandy Vance, email@example.com
Contact: Nicole Austin, Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org
Heaven Hill—Available for Elijah Craig
For details on the program, ask your retailer to contact the local Heaven Hill representative or distributor.
Contact: Justin Lew, email@example.com
Contact: Visit the website or call 1-888-551-5225
Contact: Jackie Zykan
Sazerac—Available for Barton 1792, Buffalo Trace, Caribou Crossing (Canadian), and Speyburn Companion Cask (scotch)
Contact: Visit singlebarrelselect.com.
Contact: Gregory Gatti, Gregory@whistlepigrye.com
Wild Turkey—Available for Kentucky Spirit and Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel
Contact: Katrina Egbert, Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Chris Poynter, email@example.com
Contact: David Defazio, firstname.lastname@example.org