The Process

Create Your Account

Visiting one of Sazerac’s world-class distilleries and hand picking your very own, one-of-a-kind barrel is an experience of a lifetime!

To get started, join Single Barrel Select.

Once your SBS profile is approved and activated you are officially a member of Single Barrel Select!

Choose Your Spirit

Now that your profile is activated you can login and place an order, but before you do that, you should decide what spirit and brand is right for you. We offer a variety of barrel aged spirits from Sazerac’s award-winning portfolio of brands. Our barrels range in age from a few months all the way up to 50 years old. As such, availability is limited as we wait for barrels to mature to their fullest potential. We are taking necessary steps to help increase supply and catch up with the demand, however, we have found no substitute for aging.

If your desired brand is sold out, don’t give up hope! We refresh our inventory annually at 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday in December (SBS Day!). On SBS Day, the brands that are currently sold out are replenished and orders can be placed. Due to limited inventory, increased demand, and in the spirit of fairness, we do limit customers to one barrel on SBS Day. Members can expect advanced communication with more details in the months leading up to SBS day.

In the meantime, we hope you will browse our list of currently available brands.

Choose Your Selection Method

When you place an order for the brand of your choice you will be prompted to choose a selection method. You can visit and select your barrel at one of our award-winning distilleries where you will see, smell, taste, and hear how your spirit was made, including a private tour for you and your guests. You’ll learn the history and the heritage of our craft. You’ll witness the science, technology, and artistry of distilling in the adept hands of our world-class teams. To cap off your day, you’ll have the opportunity to taste directly from several barrels and choose the one that is right for you! We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity! Or, if you prefer, we can have our experts select a barrel for you. Either way, as someone who appreciates unique spirits and rare experiences, you can’t go wrong.

Personalize Your Barrel

Once a barrel has been selected you will be prompted to log into your SBS profile and personalize the barrel you chose. Personalization varies by brand, and we will work with you to choose an option that denotes your selection as one-of-a-kind.

Track Your Barrel's Progress

Once you have personalized your order we will give you insight into tracking its 16-20 week journey as your barrel is handbottled to your specifications and shipped to your local retailer for you to purchase. After we bottle your barrel, the empty barrel can be shipped as a souvenir to commemorate your distillery expedition if you choose.

Receive Your Bottles And Empty Barrel

The last step in this one-of-a-kind experience is coordinating the pickup and purchase of your bottles and empty barrel with your local retailer. The total cost of your purchase is calculated by multiplying the price per bottle by the number of bottles your barrel yields. (Don’t forget to add your local sales tax.)

Due to state liquor laws, it is unlawful for producers of alcohol – our distilleries, in this case – to sell your barrel purchase to you directly. This is where a licensed retailer comes into play. Price per bottle is determined by the retailer who facilitates your purchase. Although we are unable to facilitate relationships or pricing between consumers and retailers, we are able to address questions or concerns you may have regarding this part of the process.

View the Spirits Page for estimated pricing and personalization options for each brand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What brands are available?

Brand availability changes from time to time. This website contains the most up-to-date information on barrel availability.

How much does a barrel cost?

Prices can vary from approximately $5,000 to $825,000 depending on the brand you select and the ultimate yield of your barrel. The total cost is calculated by multiplying the price per bottle by the number of bottles your barrel yields. (Don’t forget to add your local sales tax!). The price per bottle is determined by the retailer that facilitates your purchase.

Is a deposit required to place an order?

Not by us. However, some retailers may request a deposit before agreeing to facilitate your purchase.

Do I get the empty barrel?

Yes! It is included with your purchase of the bottles.  

Do I buy directly from the distillery?

In the United States, distilleries must adhere to a three-tier distribution system, which mandates that all sales be made through a licensed retail outlet. If you do not have a retail partner to complete the process, we will help match you with one.

Do I get to take the full barrel home?

Unfortunately, this is not allowed. Once you select and personalize your barrel, we’ll hand-bottle it in its entirety according to your specifications.

How many bottles come in a barrel?

The yield varies barrel to barrel, and no two barrels produce a spirit with the exact same amount as a result. Most barrels will yield between 160-240 bottles. Estimated yield per brand can be found on the spirits page.

How are the bottles personalized?

We'll work with you to design a personalized medallion for the bottles yielded from your barrel. Personalized medallion type varies by brand, but all medallions can include your logo and or the verbiage of your choosing.

Can I age the barrel after I pick it up?

Sorry, no. But rest assured that it isn’t necessary. Our experts have determined that the barrel has aged up to its full potential and it will be bottled within 16-20 weeks of selection

Can I bottle in my own designed package?

We will bottle your barrel in the classic package of your chosen brand. Personalization is limited to the personalized medallion.

Can I taste at the distillery?

It depends on the brand you choose and the distillery where it is produced. Most of our offerings can be tasted and selected at the distillery of origin. You will have the option to schedule a visit during the ordering process. Please do!

Can consumers buy barrels?

Yes, but you must purchase your bottles through a retailer. If you do not have a retail partner to complete the process, we will gladly help match you with one.

Can I do barrel proof?

We will bottle the barrel at the established proof of the brand you choose.

How long does it take?

Once a barrel is selected and your bottles are personalized it will take approximately 16 to 20 weeks to receive your bottles and empty barrel.

What is Single Barrel Select Day?

Our barrels range in age from a few months all the way up to 50 years old, so availability is limited as we wait for barrels to mature to their fullest potential. However, we refresh our inventory annually at 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday in December. That’s Single Barrel Select Day. On SBS Day, the brands that are currently sold out are replenished and orders can be placed. Learn more here or browse our list of currently available brands.