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Barrell Craft Spirits' Bottle Shop is open! - Pick up our new Mizunara release today!

2100 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Monday - Friday (except holidays): 10-4

Enter on the left side of building - Credit cards only

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Louisville-based Barrell Craft Spirits is the original, pre-eminent independent blender of unique, aged, cask strength whiskey and rum. Recognized for our blending expertise since 2013, we skillfully design, produce, and launch award-winning, unique products that surprise and delight whiskey aficionados and novices alike. Our cask-strength small-batch and single-barrel releases have quickly become an influencing force in American whiskey, winning awards from the world’s most prestigious distilled spirits publications and competitions.

Our mission is to remain the most innovative, progressive, and respected blenders in the nation, by making bold choices and pushing the creative envelope every day to showcase the world’s most exciting spirits.

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RECENT NOTABLE PRESS

BUSINESS WIRE 

Barrell Craft Spirits Launches in South Korea

WHISKY ADVOCATE
Whisky Advocate ranks Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 as #11 in t
heir Top 20: The Most Exciting Whiskies of 2023.

WORLD WHISKIES AWARDS

Barrell Foundation wins Best American Blended Whiskey 12 Years and Younger at the 2024 World Whiskies Awards

VINEPAIR

VinePair Next Wave Awards names Nic Christiansen Master Blender of the Year.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Thank you to The Wall Street Journal for featuring Barrell New Year Bourbon 2024 in their Arts & Culture section as one of this winter's most sought after bottles.

MEN'S JOURNAL

Men's Journal includes Barrell Seagrass as one of the Best Bourbons for an Old Fashioned

PASTE MAGAZINE

Paste Magazine reviews New Year Bourbon, calling it a "really fun blend, and one that feels quite apropos for the celebration of the holiday season."

INSIDE HOOK

Inside Hook lists Barrell Rye Batch 004 as one of its 10 Best High-Proof Rye Whiskeys in 2024, calling it "excellent and complex"

VINEPAIR

Vinepair rates Barrell Foundation a 91 stating "The brand’s first non-cask strength release, Barrell Foundation is budget-friendly and flavorful bourbon with broad appeal to almost every drinker."

PASTE MAGAZINE

Paste Magazine includes Barrell Rye Batch 004 and Barrell Foundation in their list of the Best Whiskeys of 2023.

WHISKY ADVOCATE

Whisky Advocate rates Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 a 93

WHISKEY RAIDERS

Whiskey Raiders includes Barrell Foundation Bourbon as one their Top Whiskeys Released in October 2023.

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE

Wine & Spirits Magazine selects Barrell Vantage as Best Bourbon of the Year

FORBES

Forbes highlights Barrell Craft Spirits' new blending and bottling facility in their article, "More Barrell Bourbon And Rum Is On Its Way."

FRED MINNICK

Fred Minnick tastes Barrell Rye Batch 004 and Bourbon Batch 035 saying Batch 035 "might be the best whiskey I've had from them" and calling Rye Batch 004 "a brilliant rye"

WHISKY ADVOCATE

Whisky Advocate quotes BCS Founder Joe Beatrice and features Barrell Private Release Whiskey CQ35 in the article, "Tokaji: Whisky's Underrated Barrel Finish."

PASTE MAGAZINE

Paste Magazine reviews Barrell Foundation, saying, "This will be a superb everyday addition to the Barrell lineup."

FORBES

Forbes features Barrell's Cask Finish Tale of Two Islands in their ‘Whiskey of the Week,’ saying it’s “one you don’t want to miss.”

ROBB REPORT

Robb Report names Barrell Vantage the best Barrel-Proof Whiskey of 2023 in their ‘Best of the Best’

IMBIBE 

Imbibe includes Barrell Seagrass on the 10 American Rye Whiskies to Drink Right Now, calling it "bright and juicy."

WHISKY ADVOCATE 

Whisky Advocate ranks Barrell Vantage #3 in their Top 20: The Most Exciting Whiskies of 2022.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Wall Street Journal features Barrell Craft Spirits' Private Release Program.​ 

NEW YORK TIMES

Barrell Craft Spirits featured in New York Times article, “American Whiskeys Find their Middlemen”

FORBES

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

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