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BARRELL CRAFT SPIRITS

Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent blender and bottler of unique, aged, cask strength sourced whiskey and rum, recognized for its blending expertise. We design, produce, and launch Spirits with a focus on what people want now and not what has been successful in the past. This affords us access to some of the most interesting and delicious spirits in the world.

 

Our goal is to select and blend products that explore different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottle them at cask strength. Every batch is produced as a limited release and has an intentionally distinct flavor profile.

Barrell Craft Spirits was awarded Best Bourbon twice at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) - in 2017 and again in 2020. Other SFWSC awards include Best Small Batch Bourbon and Best Overproof Rum, as well as 21 Double Gold medals and 15 Gold medals. We’ve received high honors at the NY International Spirits Competition, LA Spirits Competition, and Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), including Chairman’s Trophy for Barrell Dovetail. Barrell Craft Spirits is highly rated by Whisky Advocate and was named Best American Whiskey of 2018 in Forbes. Our award-winning line of products is currently sold in 48 states throughout the U.S.

Joe Beatrice, Founder

RECENT NOTABLE PRESS

GQ -  Barrell listed as one of the The Best Bourbons to Stock at Home

INSIDE HOOK - The Story Behind Barrell, the Year’s Best, Most Untraditional Bourbon

VINEPAIR -  Barrell Bourbon featured as one of Vinepair’s 7 Best Bourbons to Gift This Holiday (2021)

ROBB REPORT -  Barrell Bourbon Batch 030 is one of 9 Outstanding New Bourbons to Drink This Fall

AMERICAN WHISKEY MAGAZINE -  Barrell Seagrass reviewed 

WHISKY ADVOCATE -  Batch 029 receives the highest rating for bourbon in the Fall 2021 issue 

BUSINESS WIRE -  Barrell Craft Spirits launches Stellum Spirits in Australia 

BUSINESS WIRE -  Barrell Craft Spirits partners with The Ocean Foundation 

VINEPAIR -  Barrell Seagrass and Stellum Rye listed as part of the Buy This Booze series 

ROBB REPORT -  Robb Report lists Armida as one of The 11 Best Cask-Finished American Whiskeys 

THE SPIRITS BUSINESS  The Spirits Business includes Barrell Seagrass on the Top 10 Creative Cask-Finished Spirits

WHISKY ADVOCATE - Whisky Advocate highlights BCS Founder Joe Beatrice

MEN'S HEALTH  BCS Bourbon included in Men's Health "Top 50 Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers"

FOOD & WINE -  Dovetail featured in the 2020 Food and Wine's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

WALL STREET JOURNAL -  Barrell Craft Spirits' Private Release Program Featured

BUSINESS WIRE Batch 021 Named “Best Bourbon” at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

FORBES - Bourbon’s Rule Breaker: How Barrell Craft Spirits Upblended The Whiskey Industry

 

VINEPAIR  VinePair lists 8 Things You Should Know About Barrell Craft Spirits

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