By Midwest Barrel Co.

May 10th, 2024

barrels being unloaded from a box truck

Here at Midwest Barrel Co., we talk a lot about the barrels we sell, from their stories and specifications to their flavor profiles. What can we say? We’re passionate about barrels!

But today, our focus is on the lifeblood of the barrel industry—our suppliers. These distillery partners are the original stewards of the story. They craft the whiskies we drink and care for the barrels that will make future spirits and decor.

Bo Garrett, Senior Brand Builder at Wild Turkey

"For several years, I had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Kyle at Wild Turkey. He was a huge help to me in getting information about both barrel location and the impacts on the liquid.

We both share a love of Russell’s Reserve bourbon. So, it makes perfect sense that they are now buying all of our Russell’s Reserve barrels. Because, no one is a bigger proponent in spreading the word about Russell’s, whether it’s Russell’s Reserve Picks, or selling Russell’s barrels. That makes for a great relationship!"

Extending the Life of Every Barrel: Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Midwest Barrel Co., we understand that every barrel not only has a history but also a future. From their origins in bourbon and whiskey distilleries to their impactful roles in craft breweries and even aging spirits overseas, each barrel embarks on a journey that can span decades. This commitment to sustainability is at the heart of our tree planting effort with our #savethestave project. As we sell barrels, we plant trees (currently 40,000+ and counting!) to continue the lifecycle of our barrel industry for generations to come.

Learn more about our 2024 tree planting project or read our environmental impact reports from 2022 and 2023

Seamless Transition, Global Impact

Our brand promise is straightforward: provide DAMN.GOOD.BARRELS. We facilitate a seamless transition for barrels from being recently emptied to finding their next purpose. We’re passionate about getting barrels as soon as they are emptied to maximize their lifecycle, which can extend for another 40+ years in distilleries across the world, including Scotland, Ireland, and craft breweries throughout the US.

A Commitment to Simplicity and Speed

Our commitment at Midwest Barrel Co. is clear. We provide a straightforward, fast service that respects both your time and your business. Every transaction is handled with the utmost professionalism, ensuring that your experience with us is positive and beneficial.

Educational Partnerships and Expertise

By partnering with Midwest Barrel Co., distilleries not only clear space and manage their barrel inventory efficiently but also engage in an educational journey. We share valuable insights on how different barrels influence flavor profiles, ensuring our partners can make informed decisions that enhance their offerings. We love passing the story of the barrel on to the next caretaker! 

Trust and Reliability in Barrel Upcycling

Our commitment to providing excellent service is echoed by our partners, including Marty Scott, Head of Barrel-Aging ay Revolution Brewing.

Marty Scott, Head of Barrel-Aging at Revolution Brewing
“Over the past six years, we’ve seen a dramatic reduction in problematic leaks and lost ZERO barrels to infection. Coupled with their excellent service and selection, Midwest Barrel Co. should be the first place any barrel wrangler looks to start, grow, or optimize their program.”


Let’s talk about what really matters: money. Our process is straightforward: we pick up fast, we pay faster, and we take everything. There’s no need for you to sort or grade—just let us know what you have, and we'll handle the rest. This not only saves you time but also frees up valuable warehouse space without delay.

Connect with Us

If you are ready to enhance your environmental impact while ensuring your barrels continue to contribute meaningfully in the beverage industry, you need to talk with Kyle Alvey.

He’s ready to help you streamline the process, from logistics to finalizing transactions, ensuring a smooth and professional experience. For more information or to discuss your barrel needs, please reach out to Kyle directly at 270-402-2300, or visit our Give Back page to learn more about our sustainability efforts and services.


If you've got barrels to sell, drop us a line or shoot us an email! 

room   1001 Glengarry Dr. Suite B, Louisville, KY 40118
access_time   Monday - Friday | 8am - 4pm CST | 9am - 5pm EST
phone   270-402-2300


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Midwest Barrel Company

Just your resident barrel slingers delivering some damn good content

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