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CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY AND HIGH RATINGS FROM ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE


Chairman's Trophy and High Ratings at Ultimate Spirits Challenge

We're pleased to share that Barrell Craft Spirits and Stellum Spirits received high ratings at the 2023 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Click on the links below to purchase. Barrell Private Release Whiskey Finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel DSX3 received Chairman's Trophy and was named one of the Top 100 Spirits 2023 with a score of 95. Barrell Seagrass and Vantage both earned a score of 94. Barrell Bourbon Batch 032 and Batch 033 received a 93, and Batches 034 and 035 (not yet released) received a score of 92. Barrell Private Release Bourbon CSX8 received a score of 91. Stellum Bourbon Equinox was rated a 96 a Finalist and one of the Top 100 Spirits 2023. Stellum Rye The Lone Cypress was rated a 95, while Stellum Bourbon Hunter's Moon, Stellum Rye and Stellum Rye Fibonacci all were rated a 94.

Coming soon

It's hard to believe that nine years ago we released our first Barrell Bourbon - Batch 001. At that time it seemed inconceivable that we would someday produce batches in the 20s or 30s. When we released Batch 8b people emailed us asking if this was Batch 085 which we thought was pretty funny. Now it's a definite possibility. Next up on our release schedule is Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 - scheduled to hit shelves in July.

The Latest News

Houston sports fans! We’re excited to share that Barrell Seagrass is the Featured Whiskey of Shell Energy Stadium (home of Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash), as well as Kyle Field (Texas A&M Football), Reed Arena (Texas A&M Basketball, Texas A&M Women’s Basketball), and Blue Bell Park (Texas A&M Baseball). Through May 2024, Barrell Seagrass will be featured on all back bars and available to suite holders for all events at these venues. Cheers! ROBB REPORT Best of the Best names Barrell Vantage the best Barrel-Proof Whiskey of 2023, saying, "the soft bursts of flavor belie this hefty ABV, a testament to the blending-and-finishing process." WHISKEY RAIDERS suggests Barrell Seagrass in their Ultimate 2023 Father’s Day Whiskey Gift Guide, saying, “This whiskey has depth and complexity in spades, and it belongs on every whiskey enthusiast’s bar.” INSIDEHOOK lists Barrell Bourbon New Year 2023 in “The Best Bourbons of 2023 (So Far).” TASTING TABLE includes Barrell Craft Spirits in their roundup of The 25 Best Bourbon Brands and names Barrell Private Release Whiskey DJX2 Finished in a Ruby Port Barrel as one of The 13 Best 2023 Whiskeys So Far. DRINKHACKER reviews Batch 034, saying, “The palate is exceptionally balanced and exceedingly approachable at cask strength with a generous, even warmth and a remarkable depth of flavor.” HOME BUSINESS includes Barrell Vantage in “29 Gifts that Dadpreneurs Will Love for Father’s Day,” calling it a perfect Father’s Day gift for the dads who enjoy fine bourbon. PASTE MAGAZINE reviews Barrell Private Release Rye 1S20, saying, “All in all, this is just an engaging, stimulating whiskey that is full of flavor.” ROBB REPORT names Barrell Seagrass as Best Cask-Finished Rye Whiskey in their roundup of The 11 Best Rye Whiskeys to Buy Right Now. SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION awards BCS two Double Gold and five Gold Medals. ASCOT AWARDS announces the 2023 results, with Barrell winning three Double Platinum, three Platinum, and two Gold medals.

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