Barrel Purchase from Buffalo Trace
If you’re not familiar with barrel purchases here’s how it works. Buffalo Trace offers barrel purchases from 3 of their brands (Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare and Blanton’s). Once we’ve selected the brand BT will send several samples of barrels to choose from. After the barrel is selected they bottle the contents and the 3 tier liquor process (Distiller>Distributor>Retailer>Consumer) begins. I’ve connected with a store here in Florida that is willing to receive and distribute the bottles to you. Each bottle will have a sticker on it that says “Selected for Bourbonr”.
Updated for FAQ’s:
How will shipping work?
– Shipments will be fulfilled by the retailer through either FedEx or UPS. Typically shipping runs between $10-$15 just depending on where the package is going.
Here is a list a states that can be shipped to (Ultimately it’s the retailers call):
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
– Can I pick up locally if I live close to the store?
Absolutely! And if you’re close enough to the store to pick up we should grab a drink sometime
– Will the bottles be barrel proof?
No, the pick will be proofed down to the normal ABV of that brand.
– Who will do the selecting?
I will be doing the selection. The stores only involvement is they can legally take payment and distribute to you.
– When and how do I pay?
Still working out the how but you will pay once the bottles have been selected and we know how many are available etc. Most likely you will be able to purchase online like any other bottle.
– What are the ages on the bourbons?
This will vary because we will have a few different barrels to choose from but BT will be 8ish, ER 10+ and Blanton’s 6ish
If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment section.