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Craft Distilling, Kentucky Style


Craft Distilling, Kentucky Style


Our mission is to make fine spirits with an old school approach. We hope you like it that way, cause we sure do!

RockCastle Bourbon

RockCastle Bourbon, named for the county that is home to our limestone rich mountain spring water, is a smooth, sweet bourbon handcrafted using local Kentucky corn and wheat. This small batch spirit is bottled at barrel strength and displays distinct flavor notes of toffee, caramel and vanilla. Best served neat or in a chilled glass, this spirit is a must have for any bourbon aficionado.


Pure Blue Vodka

Pure Blue Vodka is a small batch hand crafted spirit distilled from 100% corn and cut with limestone rich Kentucky mountain spring water for a clean crisp taste and subtle sweet finish.

Devil John Moonshine

In 1877 The Saturday Evening Post declared, "Kentucky is the home of the Moonshiner". BarrelHouse has revived this long tradition with the introduction of "Devil John Moonshine" in honor of Kentucky legend Devil John Wright. Devil John was a lawman and moonshiner from Eastern Kentucky in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Barrel House Distilling Company is proud to make our moonshine in his honor. It is a clean, smooth sipping shine that is also very mixable.



Devil John Dark 'Shine

Made from the same recipe of corn and cane sugar, Devil John Darkshine adds a little extra twist upon the traditional mountain moonshine. Aged for ten months in small, once used charred oak bourbon barrels, this spirit also adds hints of caramel and vanilla that make for a smooth, refreshing finish. Darkshine may be sipped neat or on the rocks or in traditional Old Fashioned cocktails


Oak Rum 

Award Winning KY Oak Rum is aged for four years in once used bourbon barrels before being bottled at barrel strength. This fine rum is best served neat, on the rocks, or as a substitute for a fine bourbon in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan.


About Barrel House

About Barrel House

Barrel House Distilling Co. was established in the winter of 2006 by two proud Lexington, Kentucky natives. Our micro distillery is located in the Barreling House of the historic Pepper Distillery. As Bourbon lovers, we strive to continue the tradition of Pepper Distillery in producing fine spirits.  

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Named after the Town Branch of the Elkhorn river, which flows alongside it, this new lounge and taproom allows Barrel House Distilling Co. to showcase inventive cocktails made from their products: Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine, Kentucky Oak Rum and RockCastle Bourbon. A selection of other spirits and a beer and wine menu is also available. The building is the original barreling house of the James E. Pepper Distillery, founded in 1780, and the decor reflects that rustic and historic theme, with natural wood accents and copper bar tops and ceilings. 

Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday Noon - 11
Thursday Noon - 11
Friday Noon - Midnight
Saturday Noon - Midnight
Sunday Noon - 10