Pioneering blending house Barrell Craft Spirits (BCS) has added rye whiskey to its Private Release offerings.
For this series, BCS selected rye whiskeys from Indiana and Canada and then blended them into various recipes with variations on a theme.
Beginning with 10 initial selections, each release will feature a blend of rye whiskeys designed for its specific finishing cask.
Each offering in the series is produced as a limited release, has a distinct flavor profile and contains between 150 and 180 total 750-ml. bottles, with a suggested retail price of $109.99 each.
This follows the recent release of Barrell Bourbon Batch 34, and news that the company purchased a historic rickhouse in Shively, KY.
About Barrell Craft Spirits
Joe Beatrice has built his career on new ideas. A former marketing and technology entrepreneur, Joe founded his first company, Blue Dingo Digital, in the 1990s to help companies use the Internet to establish, brand, and grow their products.
After 20 years, Joe was ready for a change. A longtime home brewer, Joe saw the true magic of spirits after a transformative experience tasting whiskey straight from the barrel for the very first time. In 2013, he launched Barrell Craft Spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, the epicenter of the American spirits industry.
Instead of building his own distillery, Joe questioned the conventional wisdom and took a different course. He sourced and blended exceptional casks from established producers, bottled whiskeys at cask strength, and sold them as transparently as possible.
That approach was unique in the United States, but not the world. Scotland’s long-established independent bottlers were a major inspiration, and Joe was captivated by their ability to elevate barrels of whisky into something greater than the sum of their parts.
Joe’s visionary instincts were spot on. Barrell Craft Spirits’ cask-strength small-batch and single-barrel releases quickly became an influencing force in American whiskey, picking up awards from the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions.
Joe is intimately involved with every step of the production process at Barrell Craft Spirits, using his exceptional palate alongside the BCS blending team to choose and create great spirits. Creative finishes, a liberated approach to blending, and a deep-seated commitment to releasing each whiskey at cask strength and without chill filtration—just like that fateful barrel tasting years ago—continues to guide every product release.
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