Barrel House Distilling Co.

Micro-distillery Barrel House is in the historic barreling house of the Pepper Distillery. Inspired by traditional fine spirits, Barrel House in Lexington, Ky., takes an old-school approach to creating a range of spirits including RockCastle bourbon, Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine and Oak Rum. Learn about Lexington’s rich distilling heritage while you sample a true small batch craft product from these rising new distillers.

The Distillery Tour

Tours at the Barrel House Distillery Experience last about an hour and include tastings. They’re offered Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and are $7 per guest. Reservations are not required unless you have more than eight people.

The Bourbon Tastings

RockCastle is a small batch wheated bourbon that is bottled at barrel strength. Meanwhile, Barrel House Select is a high rye bourbon bottled at 90 proof. Other tasting options may include Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine, Oak Rum and more.

Things to know about Barrel House

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is RockCastle Bourbon made?

RockCastle Bourbon is made at the Barrel House Distilling Co. in Lexington, Ky., at 1200 Manchester St.

Who owns Barrel House Distillery?

Barrel House is a privately-owned distillery operated by Jeff Wiseman and Pete Wright.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Barrel House produce?

Products made at Barrel House Distilling Co. include RockCastle Bourbon, Barrel Select Bourbon, Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine, Oak Rum and Big Ass Bourbon.

Is Barrel House on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Yes! Barrel House is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.

Which distilleries are near Barrel House?

The distilleries close to Barrel House include James E. Pepper (which is next door in the Distillery District), Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey.

Where can I find out more about Barrel House?

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