Barrell Craft Spirits Australian Debut
A finely honed assemblage of Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, New York, Texas and Illinois straight Bourbons is a combination that's never existed in the history of American whiskey - until now. It's one reason why the Barrell Craft Spirits project is one of the most interesting things happening in Kentucky today, with a quality of output that continues to take whiskey lovers by surprise: Breakingbourbon.com ranked their 15 year old Bourbon as on of the top releases for 2020. An earlier batch took out Best in Category at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, meanwhile 'Dovetail Whiskey' was awarded the “Chairman’s Trophy” and topped the scores at (97/100) in its category. Whisky Advocate are impressed, while Forbes Magazine's drinks authority, Fred Minnick ranked them among the best of 2018. BCS revenue is up from $300,000 in 2014 to around $8.5 million in 2019 - an unlikely achievement for any company selling second rate spirits.
Founder Joe Beatrice and Master Distiller Tripp Stimpson (nine years with Brown-Forman) are based out of Louisville Kentucky, working in the heart of Bourbon country since 2013. Rather than focus on distillation, BCS have mastered the craft of sourcing and blending. In contrast to the usual NDP model (non-distiller-producer), they're transparent about what they do. Ingredients can be sourced from anywhere in the world, via different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments. As one of America's first truly independent bottlers, these are guaranteed to be some of the most distinctive premium limited releases of the American whiskey year. Australia represents their first foray into an export market. Collectors should note, this offer includes a small allocation of Whiskey Hunt Australia's single barrel selection "The Drunken Bumblebee", and several small batch Caribbean rums.