It began when a group of longtime friends, playing poker, tossed around the idea of starting a small batch distillery in Lexington, a city rich in distilling heritage. Two of the friends went all-in, establishing their new company Barrel House Distilling Co. in the home of an old Lexington bourbon distillery.
Barrel House Distilling Company sits on the site of the old James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky.
They currently produce Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine, OAK Rum, and the newly released bourbon called “RockCastle”.
As a smaller artisanal distillery, Barrel House is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour which features ten craft distilleries throughout the state of Kentucky.