RECENT PRESS

InsideHook
Inside Hook includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 032 as one of The Best New Whiskeys to Drink This May
Gear Patrol
Gear Patrol names BCS Gray Label Bourbon “Best Blended Bourbon,” stating “Barrell is, at this moment, the best blender of American whiskey there is.” 
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
 
Breaking Bourbon
Breaking Bourbon sips Barrell Gold Label: “there is no debate when it comes to the fact that Barrell Gold is a great bourbon.”
Whiskey Raiders
Whiskey Raiders reviews Barrell Batch 032, calling it an “absolute banger of a batch, this release is up there with the greats and recent hits in the line.”
Gear Patrol
Gear Patrol includes Nic Christiansen of Barrell Craft Spirits in their article 20 Women Who Are Making Waves in Whiskey.
Whiskey Apostle
Whiskey Apostle reviews Batch 032 calling it, “intense, complex, beautifully balanced and completely delicious.”
Whisky Advocate
Whisky Advocate selects Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022 as Editors' Choice for Spring 2022. Barrell Gold label also receives a high score of 92.
Uproxx
Uproxx ranks Barrell Batch 030 as #3 in their roundup of the Best Bottles of Bourbon Whiskey Under $100, Ranked
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast reviews Barrell Seagrass, giving it a rating of 90 points
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast includes Barrell Seagrass in a roundup of their favorite rye whiskeys
Drinkhacker
Drinkhacker reviews Barrell Gold Label Bourbon: “you’ll be hard pressed to find anything else quite like this on the shelves.”
Men's Journal
Men's Journal includes Gray Label Seagrass in their roundup of the 10 Valentine's Day Whiskies to Gift This Year, describing it as "unforgettably different" 
Drinkhacker
Drinkhacker reviews Gray Label Bourbon, Gray Label Whiskey, and Gray Label Seagrass
The Whiskey Reviewer
The Whiskey Reviewer reviews Bourbon Batch 031, describing the flavor as “a fruity side of papaya and lemon drops balanced against a light gloss of peppery oak.”
Breaking Bourbon
Breaking Bourbon reviews Gray Label Seagrass, calling it a, “a must for anyone that loves Barrell Seagrass.”
Whiskeyfellow
Whiskeyfellow reviews Barrell Gold Label Bourbon, saying, “Barrell Gold Label Bourbon is stupendous. It is gorgeous. It is delicious. It is amazing.”
Whiskey Raiders
Whiskey Raiders gives BCS Gray Label Seagrass a perfect score of 100, describing it as "downright delicious"
Bourbon Finder
Bourbon Finder gives BCS Gray Label Seagrass an A score, calling it "a great performer."
Breaking Bourbon
Breaking Bourbon reviews BCS Gray Label Seagrass, stating, "the whiskey is layered in complexity showcasing what Barrell Craft Spirits is known for."
Uproxx
Christopher Devern from Red Owl Tavern selects Barrell Dovetail in an Uproxx feature titled, "Bartenders Name Their Absolute Favorite Whiskey Sips Of 2021"
Mashed
Mashed lists Barrell Batch 031 as #1 in a round up of The Best Bourbons You Need To Try In 2022
Robb Report
Robb Report speaks with BCS Founder Joe Beatrice about blending and how to create new and exciting whiskey
Barleycorn Drinks
Barleycorn Drinks features Gray Label Seagrass, describing the palate as, "a rich and oily mouthfeel loaded with bright citrus and herbal notes like spearmint."
Whiskeyfellow
Whiskeyfellow reviews Barrell Batch 031, saying it “had one of the most complex noses I’ve experienced”
Business Wire
Barrell Craft Spirits releases BCS Gray Label Seagrass
Whiskeyfellow
Whiskeyfellow reviews Gray Label Seagrass, noting, "a complicated back featured oak, citrus, green grape, plum, and smoke."
VinePair
VinePair names Barrell Seagrass as Best Cask Finished Whiskey in their list of the 15 Best Whiskeys to Drink in 2022
Breaking Bourbon
Breaking Bourbon reviews Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022: "dynamic and complex whiskey that will dazzle you with each sip"
Brobible
BCS Gold Label listed in 50 Things We Want by Brobible
Barleycorn Drinks
Barleycorn Drinks includes BCS Gold Label in their 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Drinkhacker
Drinkhacker reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 030, saying, “another solid edition to the home Barrell bar”
Drinkhacker
Barrell Bourbon Batch 026 listed as one of Drinkhacker's Top 10 Whiskeys of 2021
Whiskeyfellow
Whiskeyfellow announces their list of 2021 Awards, with Barrell Seagrass and Stellum Rye crowned as Winners
Barleycorn Awards
Barrell Craft Spirits wins Blender of the Year at the 2021 Barleycorn Awards, "no one does it like Barrell"
Maxim
Maxim includes Barrell Seagrass in the Best New American Rye Whiskeys of 2021

Breaking Bourbon
Breaking Bourbon lists Barrell Seagrass on the Best American 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

Robb Report

Barrell Batch 030 is one of 9 Outstanding New Bourbons to Drink This Fall on Robb Report

The Whiskey Jug
The Whiskey Jug rated Barrell Bourbon Batch 030 a 4/5, saying, “Barrell Bourbon Batch 030 is a fun curveball I’ll definitely be coming back to.” 

Business Wire
Barrell Craft Spirits Launches Limited-Edition and Ultra-Rare BCS Gold Label Bourbon

Breaking Bourbon
Breaking Bourbon reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 030, saying, “there are a surprising amount of new flavors that haven’t been present in previous Barrell blends.”

Uproxx
Uproxx includes BCS Gray Label in their article Expand Your Whiskey Palate With These Sourced Bourbons, saying, “this is another bottle that easily outshines bottles twice the price.”

Whisky Advocate
We're honored that Barrell Bourbon Batch 029 received the highest rating for bourbon in the Whisky Advocate Fall 2021 issue. Executive Editor David Fleming described this whiskey as being “loaded with well-integrated flavors.”

VinePair
Thank you to VinePair for including Barrell Seagrass as part of their Buy This Booze series and saying, "the balance achieved and the unique flavor profile is nothing short of remarkable."

Drinkhacker
Drew Beard reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 029, rating it a 8.5/10 - "surprisingly delicate but still engaging."

Whisky Advocate
Barrell Bourbon Batch 028 was given 92 points in the Fall 2021 issue of Whisky Advocate. The palate was described as being “velvety” and tasting of a “bounty of delicious orchard fruits.”

Whiskeyfellow
Whiskeyfellow reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 030, saying, “blending is an art form, and this was a masterpiece.”

Uproxx
Zach Johnston of Uproxx reviews Barrell Seagrass, describing this release as “very soft and easy to sip on the front of the palate while taking you on a bit of a rollercoaster to that fruity, woody, and dry finish.”

InsideHook
InsideHook says "Barrell hits a home run (again)" and includes Batch 030 in the Best New Whiskeys to Seek out this Month

Drinkhacker
Drinkhacker reviews Barrell Seagrass, saying, “like Barrell’s other special editions, this thing is a flavor roller coaster. Definitely worth the price of admission.”

UPROXX
Barrell Bourbon Batch 029 scores second place in a blind taste test for UPROXX’s recent article Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskeys From 2021, Blind Tested And Ranked

Whisky Advocate
Executive Editor David Fleming includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 027 on Whisky Advocate’s list of the 10 Highest-Scoring Whiskies in the Summer 2021, calling it a “well-structured whiskey.”

Whisky Advocate
Whisky Advocate rates both Barrell Bourbon Batch 027 and the 2020 bottling of BCS Bourbon 93 points

Men’s Journal
Barrell Bourbon is included in Susannah Skiver Barton’s article for Men’s Journal Yes, You Can Drink Whiskey in Summer. These Cask-Strength Bourbons and Ryes Are Perfect on the Rocks

Men’s Journal
Barrell Dovetail is included on Susannah Skiver Barton’s list for Men’s Journal of 5 Affordable Limited-Edition Bourbons and Whiskeys You Can Actually Find

Robb Report
We’re honored that Barrell Seagrass was selected as Best in Spirits in the 2021 Best of the Best from Robb Report
 

RECENT INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS

Eat Kentucky Podcast reviews Barrell Batch 032, saying, “if you’re looking to expand the tasting note range on your shelf, Barrell Bourbon Batch 032 is one you should hunt.”
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Fred Minnick rounds up his Top 100 American Whiskeys of 2021, awarding Barrell Seagrass the number 2 spot
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Weekly Whiskey lists Dovetail as one of Ten Bottles of Whiskey You Need to Start 2022 the Right Way, saying, “it will scratch an itch you did not know you had” 
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Weekly Whiskey reviews BCS Gray Label Seagrass describing it as "unique, exciting, delicious, and fun"
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The Beast Masters Podcast speaks with Will Schragis as they taste whiskey and discuss
everything from Barrell Seagrass to secrets of frozen drinks.
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BCS Founder Joe Beatrice returns to the What We’re Drinking with Dan Dunn podcast for
a lively discussion about the ins and outs of producing award-winning whiskey blends.

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Check out Film & Whiskey Podcast's recent reviews of Barrell Craft Spirits

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This is My Bourbon Podcast interviews Founder Joe Beatrice, chatting about all things Barrell Craft Spirits

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The Whiskey Tornado lists Barrell Bourbon Batch 027 and Barrell Seagrass in the Top 5 Bourbons of 2021

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Hops & Spirits Podcast has Will Schragis of BCS on to talk all things Stellum
and to taste Stellum Bourbon, Stellum Rye, and Barrell Seagrass

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This is My Bourbon Podcast interviews Founder Joe Beatrice, chatting about all things Barrell Craft Spirits

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Fred Minnick reviews Barrell Seagrass, saying, “in a word, this is complex.”

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Bourbon and BS Podcast sip Bourbon Batch 029 in their recent episode,
discussing the whiskey and how it pairs with their cigar choice for the week

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Steve and Christi interview Joe Beatrice for The Bourbon Daily

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My Bourbon Journey reviews Bourbon Batch 025 and gives tasting notes, calling this release, "a solid, very drinkable bourbon."

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The Bourbon Daily sips Barrell Craft Spirits and Stellum Spirits on the podcast and shares their notes for each release

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Pop em Don't Watch em reviews Barrell Seagrass: "Seagrass gets an A+."

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Mash and Drum reviews Barrell Seagrass, describing it as "unique" and "absolutely fantastic."

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Dusty Dan's Whiskey Reviews covers Barrell Bourbon Batch 028 and Barrell Seagrass in this recent review

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Will Schragis of BCS joins the Bourbon Showdown Podcast to sip some whiskey and talk about the industry

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Barrell Rye and Dovetail were included on Dusty Dan’s Whiskey Reviews’ list of the
Top 10 Whiskies of 2020. Barrell Rye was described as “one of the best ryes [he] had tried
all year,” and the finishing on Dovetail was noted as being “absolutely phenomenal.”

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The Neat Pour Podcast kicked off the new year by sipping Barrell Bourbon New Year 2021, with Nick
from the podcast saying it was "the most approachable cask strength whiskey [he's] had in a while."

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BCS National Director Will Schragis sits down with The Cartel Hour podcast
to discuss the blending playground and what makes Barrell different

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When every release is unique, a blind taste test might prove challenging. Watch Kenny
and Ryan of Bourbon Pursuit do a blind taste test of 15 Barrell Craft Spirits products to
pick out their favorites and test their palates as Joe Beatrice and Fred Minnick moderate

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Tripp Stimson, BCS Director of Distillery Operations and Chief Whiskey Scientist,
sits down with the Bourbon and BS Podcast to sample whiskey and talk shop

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What does @eatdrinksmoke think about Barrell Dovetail? Take a listen!

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Barrell Craft Spirits National Director Will Schragis joins Urban Bourbonist to talk about "candy,
seasons, gameshows, hot dogs... and oh yeah, some pretty awesome finished whiskeys."

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Dan Dunn catches up with Barrell Craft Spirits founder Joe Beatrice on the most recent episode of What
We're Drinking with Dan Dunn. The pair discusses how the business has changed since the onset of the pandemic,
the background of the company, and the process of blending, from hypothetical combinations to execution

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Whiskey writer Lew Bryson and whiskey historian Sam Kolmenic taste
nine Barrell whiskeys in their Whiskey Master Class Tastings Episode 3

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Want to learn more about Barrell Craft Spirits? Check out This is My Bourbon Podcast when Tripp Stimson visits

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It's Bourbon Night reviews five Barrell Whiskey Private Release finishes, including the Tokahi
finish, Calvados finish Sicilian Amaro finish, Malmsey Madeira finish, and the Ruby Port finish

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Barrell Craft Spirits Chief Whiskey Scientist Tripp Stimson joins Bourbon Pursuit podcast in
the studio to dive into the nitty gritty science of distillation, from pH levels to yeast strains

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Fred Minnick sits down with BCS founder Joe Beatrice to talk about how the spirits business
has changed since COVID-19, and what operations will look like in the coming months

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Interested in learning more about Barrell Craft Spirits? Check out founder Joe Beatrice's interview with Steve
and Christi of The Bourbon Daily on the ABV Network, where they cover our history, blending process, and more:

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Hosts Matt and Mark of The Bourbon Life Podcast talk with Tripp Stimson, Master Distiller
of Barrell Craft Spirits about Tripp's past experience in the Bourbon industry, what's coming up
for BCS, and spends time tasting and reviewing Barrell Bourbon Batches 020, 021, and 022

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Tripp Stimson of Barrell Craft Spirits joins the Whiskey Crusaders to talk Barrell Bourbons, Ryes, and Whiskeys

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Nic Christiansen, BCS Single Barrel Program Manager, joins Mandy and Adam of Kentucky Bourbon Trail,
where she mixed up a fun citrus cocktail, using Barrell Dovetail in honor of Cinco de Mayo

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Dads Drinking Bourbon catch up in the studio while sipping some
Barrell Bourbon Batch 020, Bourbon Batch 021, and American Vatted Malt

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Sips, Suds, & Smokes reviews Bourbon Batch 017, Bourbon Batch 018, Bourbon Batch 019, Dovetail, and Infinite Barrel Project

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BCS National Director Will Schragis speaks with WhiskyBuzz about the
latest offerings from Barrell, including rye, bourbon, and other spirits

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Barrell Craft Spirits founder Joe Beatrice joins the Shift Drink Podcast to talk about his
story, various rum releases, and the importance of being meticulous in the business

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