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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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    The brand carries the name of the Rev. Elijah Craig, the man who discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when he stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire.

    Nose: About as complete a Bourbon aroma as you are likely to find...Near miraculous: one of the most beautiful noses found anywhere in the world today.

    Taste: A bourbon to keep in the mouth forever...

    Comments: Perhaps one of my favorite five or six bourbons and ... at its best just before bed. Brilliant.">
    Elijah Craig 11 Year Old Bourbon- Ace Spirits Single Barrel Selection
    Our Price: $24.99
    Jefferson's Ocean Cask Strength & Voyage 16 Two Pack
    Our Price: $144.98
    Compare at: $185.00
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

    This limited edition bottling is drawn from a single first fill ex-Bourbon cask of unrivalled distinction. Hand-picked by Ace Spirits and Pulteney Distillery Manager Malcolm Waring and matured at the distillery since 2004, this exceptional whisky embodies the richness and charisma of its coastal home. It is little wonder that Old Pulteney is known as 'The Maritime Malt'.">
    Old Pulteney 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- Ace Spirits Selection 2004
    Our Price: $99.97
    Compare at: $120.00
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