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We were awarded Best Bourbon twice at the internationally acclaimed 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 20 Gold medals. We’ve also received high honors at the NY International Spirits Competition, LA Spirits Competition, and Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), including Chairman’s Trophy for Barrell Dovetail and our Private Release Whiskey. Barrell Craft Spirits is consistently highly rated by Whisky Advocate and was named Best American Whiskey of 2018 in Forbes.

BOURBO

BOURBON

VANTAGE

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - 94 points

  • Whisky Advocate Top 20 Whiskies of 2022

  • Cigar & Spirits (2022) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

ARMIDA

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2022) - BEST UNIQUE BARREL-FINISHED BOURBON

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2022) - PLATINUM MEDAL

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 94 points

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • Wine Enthusiast rating of 95

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 035

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - 92 Points

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2022) (2023) - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2022) (2023) - PLATINUM

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 034

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - 92 Points

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2022) (2023) - PLATINUM

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2023) - 96 points

BARRELL BOURBON NEW YEAR

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92 - (2023 bottling)

  • Whiskey Advocate Rating of 92 - (2022 bottling)

  • Whiskey Advocate Rating of 93 - (2021 bottling)

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 89 - (2018 bottling)

GRAY LABEL BOURBON

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

  • Forbes - NAMED BEST AMERICAN WHISKEY OF 2019 By Whiskey Authority Fred Minnick

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 90

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 033

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - DOUBLE PLATINUM

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - 93 Points

  • Cigar & Spirits (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - GOLD

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 032

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - PLATINUM

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - 93 Points

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - GOLD

  • Wine Enthusiast rating of 95

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) - 91 points

  • ASCOT Awards (2022) - PLATINUM

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 031

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2022) - PLATINUM MEDAL

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) - FINALIST (95 points)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2022) - GOLD

  • Wine Enthusiast rating of 97

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 030

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 029

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2022) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 92 points

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

 

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 028

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 92 points

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) DOUBLE PLATINUM

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

 

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 027

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - TOP 100 SPIRITS

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 94 points

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - DOUBLE PLATINUM

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 93

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 026

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 92 points

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Fred Minnick - Best American Whiskey Competition (2020) - BEST BLEND OF STRAIGHTS​

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 93

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 93

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 025

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - PLATINUM

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2020) - GOLD (95 points)

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2020) - GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

 

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 024

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2020) - GOLD (94 points)

  • L.A. Spirits Awards - 2020 - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON

  • L.A. Spirits Awards - 2020 - PLATINUM MEDAL

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 93

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 023

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2020) - 93 points

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 022

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2020) - TOP 100 SPIRITS

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2020) - FINALIST (96 points)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 86

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 021

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - BEST BOURBON

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON​ (6-10 years)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

  • Whisky Advocate (Winter 2019) - EDITOR'S CHOICE

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 020

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Whiskies of the World Awards (2019) - GOLD (Bourbon > 6 Years Category)

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 019

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2020) - FINALIST (94 points)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 91

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 018

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019) - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON (11 Years and Older)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 91

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 017

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 90

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 016

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018) - GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 89

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 015

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2018) - 90 points

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 90

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 014

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2018) - 93 points

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 013

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2018) - FINALIST (95 points)

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 011

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - BEST BOURBON

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2017) - FINALIST (96 points)

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 91

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 009

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2017) - 95 points

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 90

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 008

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 88

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 007

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2016) - FINALIST (98 points)

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge Cocktail Recommendation (2016) - 3 STARS

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 93

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 87

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 006

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2016) - FINALIST (96 points)

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge Cocktail Recommendation (2016) - 4.5 STARS

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 87

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 005

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2016) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2016) - FINALIST (91 points)

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge Cocktail Recommendation (2016) - 3 STARS

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 88

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 004

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2015) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2015) - FINALIST (95 points)

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 87

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 90

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 003

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2015) - FINALIST (92 points)

BARRELL BOURBON BATCH 001

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2014) - FINALIST (94 points)

 

SINGLE BARREL BOURBON 7B29

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - GOLD

WHISKEY

WHISKEY

BARRELL DOVETAIL

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - BEST SPECIAL BARREL-FINISHED WHISKEY

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - DOUBLE PLATINUM

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - BEST AMERICAN WHISKEY

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 90

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2020) - DOUBLE GOLD (96 points)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019) - GOLD

  • Whiskies of the World Awards (2019) - GOLD (Whiskey: Barrel Finished Category)

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2020) - CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2020) - TOP 100 SPIRITS (97 POINTS)

GRAY LABEL DOVETAIL

  • Wine Enthusiast Rating of 96

BARRELL CRAFT SPIRITS 25-YEAR-OLD WHISKEY

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 93

BARRELL WHISKEY BATCH 004

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2017) - FINALIST (95 points)

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 90

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 93

BARRELL WHISKEY BATCH 003

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 89

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 93

BARRELL WHISKEY BATCH 002

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2016) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 93

BARRELL WHISKEY BATCH 001

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2015) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2015) - FINALIST (93 points)

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

  • ​Wine Enthusiast rating of 91

RUM

RUM

TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018) - GOLD

BARRELL RUM BATCH 001

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - BEST OVER PROOF RUM

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2017) - FINALIST (96 points)

RYE

RYE 

SEAGRASS

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) 93 points

  • Robb Report (2021) - BEST OF THE BEST

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2021) - PLATINUM

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) 92 points

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - GOLD

BARRELL RYE BATCH 003

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2020) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • L.A. Spirits Awards (2020) - GOLD

PR

PRIVATE RELEASE

PRIVATE RELEASE RUM

B716

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - TOP 100 SPIRITS

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 94 points

B547

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

B646

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - BEST RUM

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

B617

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - BEST OVER-PROOF RUM

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

B903

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2020) - GOLD (94 points)

PRIVATE RELEASE BOURBON

BA1C

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON​ (up to 5 years)

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - GOLD

GXAI

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - DOUBLE PLATINUM

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - GOLD

 

A01A

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 96

CSX8

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 93

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - DOUBLE PLATINUM

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - 91 points

BA2K

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - PLATINUM

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - GOLD

BX1A

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - PLATINUM

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

BX2i

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2021) - 94 points

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

PRIVATE RELEASE WHISKEY

DJX2

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - PLATINUM

DJA2

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - PLATINUM

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - GOLD

QJC1

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023) - GOLD

  • Cigar & Spirits (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

DJA1

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) - CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) - TOP 100 SPIRITS (95 POINTS)

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - GOLD

DJX1

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) - FINALIST (93 POINTS)

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - GOLD

DSX2

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2022) - DOUBLE GOLD

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2022) - 91 POINTS

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2022) - GOLD

DSX3

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - TOP 100 SPIRITS (95 POINTS)

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2023) - CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 93

  • ASCOT Awards (2023) - GOLD

DH32

  • New York International Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

DHA3

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - DOUBLE PLATINUM

DH34

  • ASCOT Awards (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021)- GOLD

DHA6

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

DH19

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2021) - GOLD

  • John Barleycorn Awards (2021) - DOUBLE GOLD

AH02

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

 

AH08

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

AH10

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 94

CH24

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

CH37

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

AH05

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

AH14

  • Whisky Advocate Rating of 92

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