The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) has announced 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, 2018.

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. 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.”
– Matti Anttila, CEO of Grain & Barrel Spirits

Matti Anttila posing with barrel and glass

Matti Anttila

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

Chicken Cock Whiskey, glass and bottle on table at the bar

Chicken Cock Whiskey

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, 2018.

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.

For more information, visit GrainAndBarrel.com and ChickenCockWhiskey.com.