A Whiskey Lovers Dream
What could be better than a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel? How about an entire barrel of your very own? At the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, whiskey connoisseurs can enjoy selecting a barrel for themselves.
Choose A Barrel That Suits YourTaste
One of the rewards of buying by the barrel, is choosing one that suits your taste. You can be a part of the selection process along with Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett. They encourage scheduling a visit to the distillery to select your barrel. They’ll draw samples for you and help describe the differences. If you’re unable to visit Lynchburg, they can sometimes make arrangements for you to receive samples. Or, if you prefer, Jeff will gladly make a selection on your behalf.
How Many Bottles Are In A Barrel
Each barrel yields around 250 (750ml) bottles of whiskey. They say “around” because, just as the character of each barrel differs, so too does the volume. As the whiskey moves in and out of the wood during maturation, a certain portion is released. They call this “the Angels’ Share”, it’s evaporation that serves as an aromatic blessing of sorts. The total price of your barrel depends on taxes and the barrel’s yield. However, you can expect to pay average retail price per bottle.
A Mark Of Distinction
The barrel is then hand-bottled and sealed with a wood and bronze cork stopper. Each bottle has a personalized neck medallion stating that the whiskey was bottled exclusively for you. In addition, the neck band indicates your barrel number, the barrelhouse rick number and the bottling date. You also receive the actual barrel, and you become a member of the Single Barrel Society, with your name displayed at the Distillery. So, for between $9,000 and $12,000 you get a bunch of great whiskey and some pretty fancy recognition – beats building a library or funding a new wing at the hospital.