top of page
Straight Bourbon: About

Smoke Wagon

Private Barrel

Some barrels have such a unique taste they deserve to be presented on their own. These outstanding barrels are set aside for our private barrel program.


When we say private barrel we mean it. It's not a blend. We bottle the bourbon from one barrel and move to the next. Once the bottles that come from these barrels are gone, the distinct flavor profile will never be repeated. Every bottle is marked with the barrel’s warehouse number and floor location, how long it has been aged for, and names the retailer or bourbon club that selected the barrel for its flavor profile.


Each barrel is unique, first passing our scrutiny, then the scrutiny of the retailers who handpick them for their exceptional characteristics. Only those that stand out get Smoke Wagon’s Private Barrel red stamp.


Barrel yields on average are around 18 six-pack cases for 12 year and 30 plus cases for the 8 year. Since barrels make it to the Private Barrel program, these bottles are rare and limited. If you come by one, be it in a bar, restaurant, or liquor store, we highly recommend you get one!


2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Medal Winner

bottom of page