With an increased interest for specialty bourbons in recent years , many distilleries are now offering "Single Barrel programs". These programs allow customers to sample whiskey directly from a handful of individual barrels directly from the distiller’s warehouses, and then purchase the entire barrel of their choosing. At Caputi's Liquor, we have had the opportunity to partake in several of these programs in the past (Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniels, Four Roses, and Basil Hayden's to name a few). As a bonus, they even let you keep the barrel your whiskey aged in!
As a staff we have hand-picked some great whiskey recently, and these specific Single Barrel's are currently available exclusively in our store:
Our most recent SIngle Barrel venture provided us with an exciting opportunity to go directly to the Woodford Reserve distillery and personally select the whiskey that will be our next bourbon available only to our customers. We were privileged to a private tour and tasting with plant manager Todd Roe, which resulted in our selection of a Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon.
Caputi Liquor Managers Nick and Scott (Left, Right) with Woodford Reserve Plant Manager Todd Roe (Middle)
After our tour of the distillery we headed to the barrel house to draw whiskey directly from the three barrels in the picture above.
We then sampled each whiskey, and after some deliberation, we made our decision (Barrel C)