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Single Barrel Bourbon Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to single barrel bourbon


About single barrel bourbon

As the name suggests, single barrel bourbon comes from a single aging barrel, as opposed to other bourbon products produced by mixing bourbon from a variety of barrels to get more uniformity of taste. When you bottle bourbon from a single barrel at a time, it's harder to get the same taste from one bottle to the next. A great many factors come into play when determining the final taste of bourbon. The chemical processes are impacted by the degree of evaporation, maturation speed, and more.

When bourbon comes from just one barrel, it has the chance to develop a more distinctive flavor profile. Each batch can be unique, allowing you to enjoy smaller nuances of the bourbon. One barrel of bourbon will typically yield 200 bottles, but depending on factors like evaporation and proof, this number may be as low as 130 or as high as 220. 

Bourbon lovers will often seek out bottles from a particularly appealing barrel, or bourbon buying clubs will purchase a whole barrel to divide among their members. Single barrel bourbons have a special rarity. The bourbon must meet exacting standards to be bottled at all. If the bourbon from a particular barrel is subpar, it is typically mixed with other barrels to produce a better product that no longer qualifies as single barrel.

Single Barrel Bourbon Near Me

Buy your favorite single barrel bourbon online with Instacart. Order single barrel bourbon from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs About Single Barrel Bourbon

Single barrel bourbon, as discussed previously, comes from one barrel. Small batch bourbon is made from several bourbon barrels. There is no set number of barrels that are defined as a small batch. Typically, distilleries will use between 10 and 50 barrels to make a small batch of bourbon. Each distillery sets its own standards.

Whiskey and bourbon are similar and often confused, but whiskey has to meet a specific set of requirements to qualify as a bourbon. A bourbon must:
  • Be distilled to 160 proof or less.
  • Be barreled at 125 proof or less.
  • Be bottled at 80 proof or more.
  • Be made from at least 51 percent corn.
  • Have no flavor additives other than water.
  • Be made in the United States.
A product that doesn't meet these requirements is not bourbon.

You can purchase a variety of bourbons conveniently through Instacart. You must be at least 21 years of age to order alcohol through Instacart, and you will be asked to provide proof of your age at the time of delivery. Having your favorite single barrel bourbon delivered to your home is quick and easy through the Instacart website or app! Start browsing the available bottles now.
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