barrell craft spirits



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. 


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 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


Barrell Craft Spirits receives top awards once again at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Barrell Craft Spirits partners with National Women's Soccer League’s Racing Louisville Football Club

INSIDEHOOK - InsideHook includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 032 as one of The Best New Whiskeys to Drink This May

WHISKY ADVOCATE - Whisky Advocate selects Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022 as Editors' Choice for Spring 2022


UPROXX - Uproxx ranks Barrell Batch 030 as #3 in their roundup of the Best Bottles of Bourbon Whiskey Under $100

WINE ENTHUSIAST - Barrell Seagrass rated 90 points and included in a roundup of their favorite rye whiskeys 

FRED MINNICK - Top 100 American Whiskeys of 2021 lists Barrell Seagrass as Number 2

VINEPAIR -  Barrell Seagrass named as Best Cask Finished Whiskey in 15 Best Whiskeys to Drink in 2022 

BROBIBLE - BCS Gold Label listed in 50 Things We Want


MAXIM - Barrell Seagrass included in the Best New American Rye Whiskeys of 2021


NEWSWEEK - Barrell Seagrass listed as one of the Best Alcohol Gifts for 2021


WINE ENTHUSIAST – Barrell Private Release A01A Bourbon picked as one of the Best 13 Bourbons of 2021

BUSINESS WIRE -  Barrell Craft Spirits releases BCS Gray Label Seagrass

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

ROBB REPORT -  9 Outstanding New Bourbons to Drink This Fall features Barrell Bourbon Batch 030

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 

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