How many barrels are available? 


We’ll be selling barrels from each of our Barrel Trees which are located in Lynchburg, Nashville, Tampa, Miami, Oklahoma City, Savannah, DC, Detroit, Milwaukee, San Antonio, San Jose, Seattle, New York City, and New Brunswick. So that’s fourteen barrels total. 


When does sale start? 


Barrel sales start December 1st at 12:00am and ends December 31st at 12:00am (or when all barrels have been sold). 


What’s the price of a barrel?


Each barrel is $150, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Armed Services YMCA to support the Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home program which helps bring our military home for the holidays.


Do we pay for shipping on a barrel?


Shipping is not included, barrels will need to be picked up on the designated date noted for every city. Pick up information can be found on the ASYMCA location sites. Barrel Dimensions are below. 
Width at top: 22"
Width at Belly: 26-28" (varies)
Height: 36"

I’m outside the US, how can I purchase a barrel?


Sorry, folks, but the ASYMCA is only able to accept bids from our friends in the US at this time.


Is this tax deductible? 


Since this sale benefits Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home, you will be able to deduct any amount paid that exceeds the value of the barrel - $75 per barrel is tax deductible.


Can one person purchase more than one barrel?


Yes, you can purchase more than one barrel.


What are a barrel’s dimensions?


Our barrels are 22” wide at the top, between 26-28” wide in the middle, and 36” tall. The middle width of a barrel can vary a bit since wood expands at different rates. So each barrel is unique.


Any chance we can get some of the whiskey that was in this barrel? 


Sorry, but these barrels are empty. You’re purchasing an empty barrel used at one of this year’s Barrel Trees. No alcohol will be included as part of a winning bid. 


Do you plan to have a sale like this every year?


We’re not sure yet. But if this is a success and our friends enjoy it, then it is possible it’s something we’ll try again in the future.


Is there a way to get a barrel besides this?


The Barrel Shop in Lynchburg sells our retired barrels directly and through our online store here in the US: You can stop by in person to pick up a barrel, order one through our website for shipment anywhere in the US, or give them a call at 1-888-221-JACK.


Where can I see the Barrel Trees?


We raise our annual Barrel Tree here in Lynchburg each November and light it a few weeks later. This year, our official lighting is November 19 at 5:00 p.m. But you’ll be able to stop by and see the Jack Daniel Distillery Barrel Tree until the new year. Our local Barrel Trees in Lynchburg, Nashville, Tampa, Miami, Oklahoma City, Savannah, DC, Detroit, Milwaukee, San Antonio, San Jose, Seattle, New York City, and New Brunswick will also be available for viewing through the end of December. 


How can I support ORH other than this?


Our friends can donate to Operation Ride Home year-round through our website: 


I’m a junior enlisted member of the US Armed Forces. How can I apply for help from ORH?


If you’re a member of the US Armed Forces interested in the program or have a family member or friend who might be, you can visit this page for more information:


Tell me more about Operation Ride Home. 


Since 2011, Operation Ride Home has assisted over 10,000 service members and their families to travel from their bases to homes across the country. Troops from every branch of service have been assisted and traveled locations around the US. To learn more, visit


Tell me more about the ASYMCA: 


The Armed Services YMCA includes 16 dedicated branches of the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They provide support services to military service members and their families all over the world, with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women — the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation.