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Exclusive Hand Selected Whiskey Barrels from Ace Spirits



Hand selected whiskey barrels by Ace Spirits mean you get the very best quality product at an attractive price.


When you bill yourself as a whiskey shop, you damn well better believe in the products you sell. These here are some of our favorites- at least the distillers that would sell us entire barrels! When possible, we have our whiskey bottled at barrel strength and we only select barrels that we stand behind. Whiskey barrels can take some time to get in, so stay tuned for more arrivals!


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    After the two year period was complete we blended most of the whiskey into our inventory but saved two barrels as "Reserve stock." We presented this unique opportunity to Ace Spirits who selected one of the two barrels.

    This Hybrid barrel contains American oak, French Oak, and Eastern European Oak from Slovakia. All were charred and toasted at medium (#3) levels.

    Our experience from tasting the different barrels was that the American Oak, our standard, had the highest vanillin development resulting in a more typical American sweet profile, The French and Eastern Euro Oaks were significantly drier and much higher in tannin levels. And the Hybrid did the best job of introducing more tannin, but balancing with the vanillin profile. Way higher oak flavors, but not to the point of eliminating the vanilla content compared to American Oak.

    This particular barrel Hybrid 1, was one of two filled on 8/9/11. The barrel was dumped and bottled just prior to shipping to Ace Spirits in May 2015."">
    Dry Fly Cask Strength 3 Year Old Wheat Whiskey- Ace Spirits Single Barrel Selection
    Our Price: $39.98
    Compare at: $60.00
    Jefferson's Ocean Cask Strength & Voyage 16 Two Pack
    Our Price: $139.98
    Compare at: $185.00
    Read about the 25th Anniversary event here.

    In 1992, Booker Noe introduced the world to Knob Creek Bourbon - a pre-Prohibition style bourbon created to reflect the FULL FLAVOR, strength and care that defined the whiskies of that era. Honoring decades of the same care and craftsmanship, Booker's son and 7th generation master distiller Fred Noe, is proud to release Knob Creek 25th Anniversary - a limited edition, UNFILTERED, and CASK STRENGTH Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey personally selected to be the truest form of Knob Creek.">
    Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel Bourbon- Ace Spirits #5166
    Our Price: $129.98
    Compare at: $150.00
    blog post for more detail! Stave Configuration: (0-P2, 0-CU, 10-46, 0-MO, 0-SP) Maker's 46 is created by taking fully matured Maker's Mark bourbon and placing it in a barrel with ten charred wooden staves (all 46) in it to create more wood influence, more caramel, more... YUM. The whisky is then aged in these modified barrels for an additional three months to maximize the flavor impact of the staves. We love Maker's 46 and so when the opportunity arose to create our own private barrel, we jumped at it. Here's how it works: in 2017, the folks at Maker's worked with Independent Stave (one of the largest cooperages in the world) to create four new stave types to add to the existing Maker's 46 stave, for a total of five possible staves to fill ten stave positions: Baked American Pure 2 (P2) Seared French Cuvee (CU) Maker's 46 (46) Roasted French Mocha (MO) Toasted French Spice (SP) By arranging these staves in different configurations, you could develop up to 1,001 different whisky variants. We've done a few of these Private Select barrels, and we've been able to craft dramatically different whiskies using different stave configurations. During a lunch break on our first trip, I saw a bottle of Maker's 46 Cask Strength for sale in the gift shop and inquired- would it be possible to make a barrel using ONLY the Maker’s 46 staves? Since it was to be bottled at barrel proof, this would essentially be Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength Bourbon!!!??? The answer was yes. In fact, at the time, that gift shop bottling was the only way you could get Maker's 46 Cask Strength- a distillery only release made at the direction of Bill Samuels Jr. himself! I'm pleased to offer you, for the first time outside of the distillery, Maker's Mark Cask Strength!">
    Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength Bourbon- Ace Spirits Selection 2018
    Our Price: $64.99
    blog post for more detail! Stave Configuration: (0-P2, 0-CU, 10-46, 0-MO, 0-SP) Maker's 46 is created by taking fully matured Maker's Mark bourbon and placing it in a barrel with ten charred wooden staves (all 46) in it to create more wood influence, more caramel, more... YUM. The whisky is then aged in these modified barrels for an additional three months to maximize the flavor impact of the staves. We love Maker's 46 and so when the opportunity arose to create our own private barrel, we jumped at it. Here's how it works: in 2017, the folks at Maker's worked with Independent Stave (one of the largest cooperages in the world) to create four new stave types to add to the existing Maker's 46 stave, for a total of five possible staves to fill ten stave positions: Baked American Pure 2 (P2) Seared French Cuvee (CU) Maker's 46 (46) Roasted French Mocha (MO) Toasted French Spice (SP) By arranging these staves in different configurations, you could develop up to 1,001 different whisky variants. We've done a few of these Private Select barrels, and we've been able to craft dramatically different whiskies using different stave configurations. During a lunch break on our first trip, I saw a bottle of Maker's 46 Cask Strength for sale in the gift shop and inquired- would it be possible to make a barrel using ONLY the Maker’s 46 staves? Since it was to be bottled at barrel proof, this would essentially be Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength Bourbon!!!??? The answer was yes. In fact, at the time, that gift shop bottling was the only way you could get Maker's 46 Cask Strength- a distillery only release made at the direction of Bill Samuels Jr. himself! I'm pleased to offer you, for the first time outside of the distillery, Maker's Mark Cask Strength!">
    Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength Bourbon- Ace Spirits Selection 2017
    Our Price: $64.99
    blog post for more detail! Ace Spirits Winner's Cuvee Crafted with the winners of our Private Select contest, Katie & Matt L! Stave Configuration: (3-P2, 4-CU, 2-46, 0-MO, 1-SP) Tasting Notes: Nose: allspice, light cinnamon, oak, pencil shavings, vanilla and caramel. Gullet: spice box and toasted oak, with loads of vanilla and caramel. Finish: boom. Maker's 46 is created by taking fully matured Maker's Mark bourbon and placing it in a barrel with ten charred wooden staves (all 46) in it to create more wood influence, more caramel, more... YUM. The whisky is then aged in these modified barrels for an additional three months to maximize the flavor impact of the staves. We love Maker's 46 and so when the opportunity arose to create our own private barrel, we jumped at it. Here's how it works: in 2017, the folks at Maker's worked with Independent Stave (one of the largest cooperages in the world) to create four new stave types to add to the existing Maker's 46 stave, for a total of five possible staves to fill ten stave positions: Baked American Pure 2 (P2) Seared French Cuvee (CU) Maker's 46 (46) Roasted French Mocha (MO) Toasted French Spice (SP) By arranging these staves in different configurations, you could develop up to 1,001 different whisky variants. We've done a few of these Private Select barrels, and we've been able to craft dramatically different whiskies using different stave configurations.">
    Maker's Mark 46 Private Select Barrel- Ace Spirits Winner's Cuvee 2018
    Our Price: $64.99
    blog post for more detail! A Special Three Pack of our 2018 Private Selections: Ace Spirits Winner's Cuvee (3-P2, 4-CU, 2-46, 0-MO, 1-SP)
    JohnBro's Cozy Winter Warmer (3-P2, 1-CU, 2-46, 4-MO, 0-SP)
    Maker's 46 Cask Strength (0-P2, 0-CU, 10-46, 0-MO, 0-SP) Maker's 46 is created by taking fully matured Maker's Mark bourbon and placing it in a barrel with ten charred wooden staves (all 46) in it to create more wood influence, more caramel, more... YUM. The whisky is then aged in these modified barrels for an additional three months to maximize the flavor impact of the staves. We love Maker's 46 and so when the opportunity arose to create our own private barrel, we jumped at it. Here's how it works: in 2017, the folks at Maker's worked with Independent Stave (one of the largest cooperages in the world) to create four new stave types to add to the existing Maker's 46 stave, for a total of five possible staves to fill ten stave positions: Baked American Pure 2 (P2) Seared French Cuvee (CU) Maker's 46 (46) Roasted French Mocha (MO) Toasted French Spice (SP) By arranging these staves in different configurations, you could develop up to 1,001 different whisky variants. We've done a few of these Private Select barrels, and we've been able to craft dramatically different whiskies using different stave configurations.">
    Maker's Mark 46 Private Select Barrel Bourbon 2018 3 Pack
    Our Price: $179.98
    Compare at: $195.00
    blog post for more detail! Stave Configuration: (2-P2, 4-CU, 2-46, 1-MO, 1-SP) Maker's 46 is created by taking fully matured Maker's Mark bourbon and placing it in a barrel with ten charred wooden staves in it to create more wood influence, more caramel, more... YUM. The whisky is then aged in these modified barrels for an additional three months to maximize the flavor impact of the staves. We love Maker's 46 and so when the opportunity arose to create our own private barrel, we jumped at it. in 2017, the folks at Maker's worked with Independent Stave (one of the largest cooperages in the world) to create a total of five different stave types that would create different flavor profiles in the whisky: Baked American Pure 2 (P2) Seared French Cuvee (CU) Maker's 46 (46) Roasted French Mocha (MO) Toasted French Spice (SP) By arranging these staves in different configurations, you could develop up to 1,001 different whisky variants. After several attempts, we found the recipe that suited our palate. Rich, vanilla and caramel with just enough mocha and spice to color the highs and the lows.">
    Maker's Mark 46 Private Select Barrel Bourbon- Ace Spirits Selection 2017
    Our Price: $64.99
    blog post for more detail! JohnBro's Cozy Winter Warmer Stave Configuration: (3-P2, 1-CU, 2-46, 4-MO, 0-SP) Tasting Notes: Nose: fresh hay, oak spice, toasted wood Gullet: mellow and "cozy", rich & viscous, toasted almonds, chocolate, fresh ground coffee Finish: lingering, sweet, oak spice, vanilla Maker's 46 is created by taking fully matured Maker's Mark bourbon and placing it in a barrel with ten charred wooden staves (all 46) in it to create more wood influence, more caramel, more... YUM. The whisky is then aged in these modified barrels for an additional three months to maximize the flavor impact of the staves. We love Maker's 46 and so when the opportunity arose to create our own private barrel, we jumped at it. Here's how it works: in 2017, the folks at Maker's worked with Independent Stave (one of the largest cooperages in the world) to create four new stave types to add to the existing Maker's 46 stave, for a total of five possible staves to fill ten stave positions: Baked American Pure 2 (P2) Seared French Cuvee (CU) Maker's 46 (46) Roasted French Mocha (MO) Toasted French Spice (SP) By arranging these staves in different configurations, you could develop up to 1,001 different whisky variants. We've done a few of these Private Select barrels, and we've been able to craft dramatically different whiskies using different stave configurations.">
    Maker's Mark 46 Private Select Barrel- JohnBro's Cozy Winter Warmer 2018
    Our Price: $64.99
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    Ohishi Sherry & Brandy Cask Finish Japanese Whisky 2 Pack- Ace Spirits Selections
    Our Price: $139.98
    Compare at: $171.00
    visited the distillery, fell in love, and just had to score one of these sought after barrels.">
    Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Single Barrel & Free Filthy Cherries- Ace Spirits Selection
    Our Price: $46.98
    Compare at: $58.00
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