You’ve always wanted your very own cask of whiskey, but why go with what the big guys are offering? The Whiskey Wash’s Nino Marchetti has the antidote: 10 private barrel programs from U.S. craft distillers.
At St. Louis–based Still 630, for example, you learn about distillation on a private tour, Marchetti writes. Then, after tasting from several barrels, it’s time to pick one to bottle or let age. But it’ll cost you: $7,000 and up, for about 225 bottles’ worth.