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The world of rum is vast, with different styles, flavors, and traditions spanning the equatorial region of the globe. That diversity means thoughtful sourcing is essential, and we take our producer relationships extremely seriously.


We love robust flavors, so we generally lean towards traditional Caribbean rums. After receiving those casks from the Caribbean, we begin our hands-on re-barreling and finishing regime. As usual, we never chill filter or dilute our rums before bottling to preserve all that wonderful flavor. We think the extra time spent maturing in Kentucky’s special climate gives our limited-edition rums a different character from those that never leave the Caribbean—a character that’s uniquely ours.

barrell rum
barrell rum


Jamaican pot still rum​

Distilled​ and aged in Jamaica

Crafted and bottled in Kentucky

Aged for 7 years in previously used bourbon barrels​

134.73 proof cask strength bottling


  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2017)

    • Best Over-proof Rum

    • Double Gold

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge (2017)

    • Finalist

    • 96 Points


Full-flavored and seductive, this rum evokes the sun-drenched breeze traveling across recently rained on tropical forests. Dried lemongrass in hue with freshly dried hay across the surface. This flirtatious liquid begs to be sipped and savored with the heat present but not overpowering. The bourbon barrel finishing is complementary to the rum, adding a woody sweetness and a unique pungency.


Appearance: Burnished copper in the glass, with tinges of deep brown and raw honey at the core. Shimmers skate across the surface with every swirl. The texture is multifaceted and glistening, lightly golden when held up to the light.

Nose: Vanilla and charred coconut carried by a warm and salty sea breeze. Caramelized plantains smothered in molasses. Undercurrents of fine tobacco and a beach campfire run beneath the surface of this enticing rum.

Palate: Wood smoke from exotic hardwoods, aguardiente, and nutmeg. Toasted hazelnuts, brown butter and freshly squeezed lime juice with dollops of cane sugar syrup flash across the tongue and then ebb away before the potent heat.

Finish: Simultaneous bursts of warmth on the lips, tongue, and in the throat. Tropical notes linger at the back of the throat while menthol effervesces off the lips. The depth of complexity astounds and sparkles.

With a few drops of spring water

Ripples of crushed candied ginger woven amongst a tangle of charred lemongrass stalks. Spicy earthiness and toasty puffs of Southeast Asian spices mingle with smoky sesame oil and lemon zest. The rum is transformed with the cool water, taking you to far away locales. Add a splash of tonic water and lime and you are carried along to sun drenched seas punctuated by salt-tinged trade winds.

Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer


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Jamaican pot still rum

Distilled and aged in Jamaica


Finished in Islay whisky casks

Crafted and bottled in Kentucky

132.8 proof cask strength bottling


  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2018)

    • Gold


We filled previously used Islay Single Malt Whisky casks with a small amount of Barrell Rum Batch 001. We let it mature and the result is a deeply intense Jamaican rum with just a touch of misty peat smoke. Blended to be harmonious, it speaks to the place it was distilled, and to the home of the casks. Please enjoy the small amount we have to offer. Lift your spirits.

With bright tropical notes, dark molasses undertones, and a mysterious hint of peat and smoke, Barrell Tale of Two Islands Rum is intense and deeply layered. With separate distillation, aging, and finishing influences from Jamaica, Kentucky and Islay, this is a truly unique and limited Spirit.


Appearance: Clear clover honey.

Nose: A rum packed with aromas and complexity, there are the savory underpinnings of tahini, button mushroom and saltine cracker, but the sweet, molasses origins are still present. The peat from the Islay casks has leant a curious minerality (silica, beeswax, and a subtle iodine note). With more time, herbal notes start to unravel. They take the form of freshly cut peat, sarsaparilla, and a touch of lily. Finally, the rum yields a cascade of fruity notes: lemon peel, peach, and passionfruit weave together with caramelized banana and candied ginger.

Palate: Sweet and tart passionfruit juice fills the mouth, accented with overripe pineapple, lemon oil, honey, and candied grapefruit. After the initial rush of fruit, a thread of smoke and a gentle herbal accent (sarsaparilla, menthol, wintergreen) lend complexity. This is a classic Jamaican rum with something more, a touch of sophistication and complexity that clearly came from somewhere else.

Finish: The exit is remarkably soft for such a bright and feisty spirit; waxy and buttery, with notes of banana, char, rosemary and just a drop of root beer. This rum is high in alcohol but surprisingly balanced. It is a truly special spirit.

With a few drops of spring water

The focus resolves on fruity notes, with preserved lemon and pineapple candy. It is buoyed by the soft, spice-infused wood aroma of an old Indian spice shop.


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