Crowded Barrel Alliance Series

We have reached out to remarkable distilleries across the United States to source "unicorn" barrels that are remarkable but don't fit the typical taste profile of their typical releases.

We bring these barrels to Austin and bottle them in limited releases.

That means you get to try unique barrels from some of your favorite distilleries or be introduced to a distillery you've never tried before.


Ironroot Republic

55.15% ABV
110.3 Proof
Single Cask
Distiller - Ironroot Republic
Class: Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Entry Proof - 120
Cooperage - ISC
Age - 33 months

Nose: Eucalyptus honey, strawberry jam, and black tea

Taste: wood spice, black tea, molasses, mint, strawberry, black pepper spice finish

Ironroot Bottle Photo


57.6% ABV
119.2 Proof
Single Cask
Distiller – Ironroot Republic
Class: Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Entry Proof – 120
Cooperage – ISC
Age – 2yrs

Nose: Butterscotch, vanilla creme brulee, oak smoke note, corn dense

Taste: wood spice, caramel and butterscotch, slight pepper and smoke, black tea

Wyoming Bottle Photo

Wyoming Whiskey Inc

57.63% ABV
115.25 Proof
Single Cask
Distiller - Wyoming Whiskey Inc
Entry Proof - 120
Cooperage - ISC
Age - 6 yrs 7 months

Nose: black tea and honey, wood spice, vegetal dusty corn, pipe tobacco, cocoa powder

Taste: Sandalwood, dense, butterscotch, brown sugar, and slight barrel wood bitter ending, black tea finish. Final lingering licorice and cherry.


58% ABV
116 Proof
Distillers - Ironroot Republic, Balcones Distilling, Andalusia Whiskey Co
Class: Blended Bourbon Whiskey
Age - 2yrs

Tasting Notes

This whiskey kicks open the door like a Texan roughneck wearing boots of black molasses and pipe tobacco. Sliding up to the bar, it perches thick and heavy. A coin spins across the wood and buys a whole bottle.

A pour, and a layer of sweet coffee and spice hang in the air.

Patiently, a sip. Barrel char bitter and a worn leather satchel tug on memories of better days. Another drink. A bit more this time. Soft caramel and vanilla peek out from behind the veil.

“She was the best of me…”

Silence falls over the room as it rises and fills a glass for everyone at the bar. Bottle empty, it glides out the door on a trail of mesquite-black and honey-gold.


Ironroot Republic - Bloody Butcher Corn -  Bourbon Whiskey & Special Purple Corn Bourbon Whiskey
Balcones Distilling - Mirador Single Malt Whiskey
Andalusia Whiskey Co - Stryker Single Malt Whiskey

Available at the Crowded Barrel Whiskey tasting room or purchased online for in-person pickup for the first 30 days. Limited to 4 bottles per person.

Remaining stock available at retailers after initial sale.

What is Independent Bottling?

Independent bottling is a practice that originated in Scotland. It involves companies purchasing specially selected barrels from various distilleries and releasing special edition bottlings.

Traditionally, the bottler will release a single cask or a special release of a selected blend. Often the distilleries used in the independent release are featured either directly on the bottle or in the materials that clarify the ingredients of the blend.

The result is a curated release of an expression from a distillery that consumers wouldn't normally get the chance to experience. Or, in the case of blends, a curated whisky profile that highlights the beauty of each individual whisky in a blend that creates a new and remarkable spirit.

The Crowded Barrel Alliance Series is your chance to try unique barrels of whisky from distilleries all over the US.