BARRELL CRAFT SPIRITS
Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent blender 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.
Our goal is to select and blend products that explore different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottle them at cask strength.
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 23 Double Gold medals and 18 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
PASTE MAGAZINE - Paste Magazine reviews Vantage, stating, "If there’s one blender out there in the bourbon space that can always be relied upon to keep pushing the boundaries of experimentation, it’s Barrell Craft Spirits."
L.A. SPIRITS AWARDS - Bourbon Batch 030 wins a Platinum Medal and Armida wins Best Unique Barrel-Finished Bourbon
JOHN BARLEYCORN AWARDS - Barrell Bourbon Batch 031 wins Double Gold while Seagrass, Bourbon Batch 032, Private Release Whiskey DJA1, Private Release Whiskey DJX1, and Private Release Whiskey DSX2 win Gold.
ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE - Barrell Whiskey Private Release DJA1 wins prestigious Chairman’s Trophy and Barrell Whiskey Private Release DJX1 is recognized as a Finalist.
Barrell Craft Spirits receives top awards once again at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
GEAR PATROL - Gear Patrol states “Barrell is, at this moment, the best blender of American whiskey there is.”