Bardstown Bourbon + Grain & Barrel Spirits

BARDSTOWN, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) announced today that Grain & Barrel Spirits, the maker of pre-prohibition favorite Chicken Cock Whiskey, has joined BBCo’s Collaborative Distilling Program. Grain & Barrel will work together with BBCo to produce custom bourbon and whiskey for the historic Chicken Cock brand, which dates back to 1856. BBCo and Grain & Barrel concluded their first distillation of 616 barrels at the end of August.

@btownbourbon welcomes Grain & Barrel Spirits, maker of pre-prohibition favorite @ChickenCockWsky, to its Collaborative Distilling Program.

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Through BBCo’s distilling program, Grain & Barrel’s Master Distiller Gregg Snyder will collaborate with Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Distiller Steve Nally and BBCo’s first-class distilling team, led by Executive Director of Distilling Operations, John Hargrove, to produce its high-quality, small-batch whiskey, bourbon, and rye for many years to come.

“Joining the Collaborative Distilling Program at BBCo completes the exciting resurrection of Chicken Cock, one of the oldest bourbon brands in the country,” said Matti Anttila, CEO of Grain & Barrel Spirits. “The brand is now officially 100% back home in Kentucky, a mere 80 miles from Paris, where its story began 162 years ago. Working with the world class team at BBCo we are confident that the brand’s best years are ahead of it.”

“We are proud to work with the Grain & Barrel team and become the home for Chicken Cock Whiskey,” said David Mandell, CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company. “Chicken Cock Whiskey has an incredible history in Kentucky, and we are excited to add to the next chapter in its development.”

Due to the success of its sold-out Collaborative Distilling Program, BBCo recently expanded its 3 million proof gallon capacity to 6.8 million proof gallons, which started operating July 1st.


Grain & Barrel Spirits is an innovation-driven craft spirits company headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. G&B’s core brands include Chicken Cock Whiskey, founded in Paris, Kentucky in 1856 and Charleston, South Carolina-based Dixie Vodka, the leading and most highly awarded homegrown premium vodka in the Southeast. To learn more about Grain & Barrel Spirits, please visit and


The Bardstown Bourbon Company is a celebration of the art of making whiskey. No secrets, mythical stories, or fabricated legends, the Bardstown Bourbon Company celebrates the craft of making great whiskey and the Bardstown community that brings bourbon to the world.

BBCo recently announced the opening of Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, the first full-service Kentucky Bourbon Trail restaurant and bar in a distillery. Bottle & Bond showcases gourmet fare from Executive Chef Felix Mosso, formerly with the historic Greenbrier Resort, West Virginia, and nearly 200 vintage American whiskeys curated by renowned whiskey author Fred Minnick, including some dating back to the 1800s.

The company was founded in 2014 by Peter Loftin, David Mandell, Daniel Linde, and Garnett Black.

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