Kentucky’s Barrels & Billets, which calls Jefferson County home, is one of the newest members of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, and the 54th distilling member of the non-profit trade group.
A statement from the KDA explained that Barrels and Billets is owned by Hillerich & Bradsby Co., known as H&B, and the distillery is open to the public and offers guests a hands-on, interactive bourbon experience.
In fact, visitors to Barrels and Billets can blend their own bourbon recipe using six different wood-finished bourbons to create their own custom flavor profile.
The distillery is just one of three venues at the H&B campus, which is located in downtown Louisville.
Their site also includes the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and The Skybox event space.
Patrick Shortridge, H&B’s director of guest experience, said, “The entire Barrels & Billets team is ecstatic to join KDA and play a role in such an incredible Kentucky industry. We look forward to building onto Barrels & Billets’ fun and unique experience.”
He explained that Barrels & Billets focuses on wood-finishing techniques for its own line of bourbons, which include Lucky Lumber Easy Drinking Bourbon, Lead Off Rich & Complex Bourbon and Smokin’ Fastball Smoked Bourbon.
The company also has a luxury bourbon brand, J. Frederick Three Wood Bourbon, which was made to honor J. Frederick Hillerich, who immigrated to America from Germany in 1842 and opened a wood shop in Louisville selling barrels for aging bourbon.
KDA President Eric Gregory said, “We look forward to working with the Barrels & Billets team as we continue our tireless work to unite our historic industry and secure Kentucky as the one true home for bourbon.”
For more information, check out www.barrelsandbillets.com.