PRIVATE RELEASE RYE IS HERE
We're High on Rye
Most of our friends and fans know that our Barrell Private Release Series is a showcase for some of the most detailed and precise blending we do at Barrell Craft Spirits. shrinking the scale to a single barrel and using everything we’ve learned about precision blending and finishing over the past decade, we’re able to create some of the most distinctive, one-of-a-kind whiskeys, bourbons, and rums in the world.
Each Private Release bottling is a custom creation at a true single-barrel scale. To maximize the best qualities of each component, we create intricate recipes designed all the way down to the ounce. With so many variables mean each Private Release expression is truly exclusive. Even when we do replicate a specific recipe, the particular character of each individual cask means the final product is never exactly the same — which means each one is an exciting new experience.
This month we're pleased to announce that we've added Rye to our already expansive Private Release offerings. These will be on shelves at select retailers across the country and available at times online.
The Private Release Rye Whiskeys are painstakingly assembled from our deep and varied stock of rye barrels. After creating precise custom blends, we finish each assemblage in single casks, many previously used for other spirits or wines. Each single barrel release explores the huge range of spicy, herbaceous, and earthy flavors within rye itself, as well as its interactions with a kaleidoscope of different finishing casks.
The BCS Private Release Rye Series includes:
• Rye Whiskey finished in an Armagnac Cask
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Bourbon Whiskey Barrel
• Rye Whiskey finished in an XO Cognac Cask
• Rye Whiskey finished in an Oloroso Sherry Barrel
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Madeira Barrel
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Ruby Port Barrel
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Barbados Rum Cask
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Sauternes Barrel
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Tokaji Barrel
• Rye Whiskey finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel
Private Release barrels also offer retailers, bourbon clubs and whiskey aficionados something truly unique.
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WHISKY ADVOCATE awards BCS Gray Label Bourbon a score of 94 and Barrell Bourbon New Year 2023 a score of 92, while Barrell Private Release Bourbon CSX8 and Barrell Private Release Whiskey DSX3 each receive a score of 93 in the Spring 2023 issue.
LOUISVILLE BUSINESS FIRST features BCS Founder Joe Beatrice and the blending team. Find out how they concoct a new product using only the basics.
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Best Place to Work
We're pleased to announce that Barrell Craft Spirits has been named one of the thirty 2023 Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the small-sized employer category by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Best Places to Work in Kentucky is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the Commonwealth's best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback. At BCS we continually strive to promote a culture of hard work, opportunity, and success that embraces the cultural, professional, and personal diversity of our larger team. All our employees participated in the survey and we appreciate that they consider our company to be an employer of choice.
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