PERSONAL BARREL SELECTION
Distijl offers personalized barrel selection – single barrels under private labels –
for clubs, organizations, and individuals.
SELECT A BARREL • SELECT A BOTTLE • DECORATE THE BOTTLE
We select and purchase the finest inventory of unique bourbons still in the barrel. While occasionally similar, no two barrels are exactly alike.
We invite you to develop your very own, completely unique product. You select the barrel, choose a bottle, and we work with you on embellishing the bottle. We make it easy and coordinate the bottling and labeling.
Complete the form below to get started. We recommend setting up a call to discuss how the process works and answer any question.
Inventory is limited, so we will send samples to interested parties in the order applications are received.
DETAILS • RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
What is the minimum number of bottles?
• Typically, a minimum of one barrel. However, in some circumstances, we could be flexible and able to break up a barrel for a smaller bottle quantity, i.e. if you are making bottles for charity, a special event, etc.
• It depends on supply and demand, but we will be as accommodating as possible. 100 bottles would be the guideline.
How long does this take?
Can a group purchase more than one barrel?
Certainly – some groups have purchased 2 barrels and blended them together. Others have purchased several barrels, but bottled each as a unique single barrel.
Can we sell these bottles on the secondary market?
Once you purchase your bottles it is yours to do with what you will, in accordance with the laws regarding this sort of thing. We have mixed feelings about the secondary market, but will leave that up to you.
Do we collect payments from our members, or does Distijl?
Can we design our own label? Can we select our own bottle?
Are there lmitations on labeling, design.
What content is prohibited under intellectual property laws?
How does payment work?
Once you select a barrel, we require a signed contract and 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your barrel. This covers the cost of bottles, labels, etc.
Can I get the empty barrel?
Yes, the physical empty barrel is included in the price, if you want it. Unless you pick it up, you should make arrangements to ship the barrel. We have a shipping partner that will handle that, if you are interested.
Do you offer bottle customizations, such as waxing, and other adornments?
Yes we do. We can work with you on this. A single dip of wax is included in the price. Additional waxing or special custom wax options (stamping, glow-in-the-dark, etc.) could incur additional costs. Waxing has to be clean and free from drips. (Without naming names, another maker has the exclusive rights to their 'drippy' wax mark).
What's included in the offer?
Included in the price is the following:
A designated quantity of single barrels of distilled spirits, selected by you or your group from a series of samples. You must be 21 to receive or try our samples.
You may opt to proof them down to impact flavor or increase yield.
Your selected barrels are bottled into your choice of bottles in our bottle catalog. Bottles are subject to change or fluctuations in availability. Bottles outside of our catalog might incur additional charges. Bottles smaller than 750ml may also result in additional costs.
The bottles are sealed —shrink-wrapped, capsuled, or single wax-dipped in your choice of color. For available wax colors, see our Pantone Chart. Additional enclosure options will be considered; however, there may be additional costs incurred.
Bottles are labeled, details written on each label by hand. If we produce your club sticker, we will also apply it and add any other hand-written info such as numbering or additional information, you request.
We box them up, and you pick up the lot, including your empty barrel(s) if you want it.
When you come to pick-up, we usually include a little Kentucky hospitality, depending on your schedule. So let us know your plans, and we'll do the rest.
Do you ship? Do I have to pick up in Kentucky?
Can we purchase just the full barrel?
Not unless you are federally licensed to do so. There are tons of US regulations around distilled spirits. One of those prevents us from selling to a consumer any spirit that isn't in a federally approved and labeled bottle to a consumer. If you are a wholesaler, then let's talk.
If I refer someone, do I get a commission?
Our customer's referrals are often our best new customers. While we don't pay commission on referring, we will discuss discounting your next barrel for any referral that results in a Personal Barrel Selection transaction and sale. Just let us know!
Will you tell me where the Bourbon or Whiskey was sourced?
How many bottles will I get? What is the yield of a barrel?
We have created a calculator that helps estimate yield here. Keep in mind every barrel is unique, and every barrel's yield is different. Our calculator is about +/- 10% off the numbers shown. (TIP: for all purposes, keep the barrel entry proof at 125).
On the age of the Bourbon or Whiskey, and on how much has been lost to the Angel's Share (the process of evaporation out of the barrel over time).
On the barrel. No two barrels are exactly alike, and some will lose more to Angel's Share than others.
The bottling proof that you want for your product. If you proof your Bourbon or Whiskey down (adding water), you can increase your yield.
How do you do this?
As a federally licensed wholesaler of spirits we have built relationships with great partners who are sourcing and brokering spirits.
What is the price per bottle?
We've developed a simple pricing estimator to determine pricing here.
Complete this form, and we will be in touch. Inventory is limited.