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Barrel 21 Distillery is committed to creating exceptional and award-winning spirits. From grain to glass, all aspects of the distillation process are done in-house utilizing Pennsylvania grains and barrels. The distillery maintains a core set of spirits, including our bourbon and whiskies, while continuously introducing unique and creative small batch spirits. Barrel 21 Distillery provides Happy Valley and beyond with outstanding and one-of-a-kind products that you cannot find anywhere else, we hope you stop in for a sample or a bottle of your own.  

Our distillery features a 350 liter still with a 7-plate rectifying column, dephlegmator (pre-condenser), and a steamless steel condenser. It was built in 2015 by Carl Artisian Stills located just outside of Stuttgart, Germany. The Carl family has been building stills of the highest quality since 1869. Our Carl still is heated by steam and is designed to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors that add to the complexity of our spirits.

The still, alembic, and rectifying column are constructed out of copper, which has many benefits - including good heat transfer, wetting properties, and bonding with sulfur compounds - creating a clean and pure spirit. 

After we produce the spirit, it is transferred to one of our spirit storage tanks where it is blended with purified water to achieve either a barrel strength or a bottle strength. 



Our White-Tail Bourbon and Woodcock Whiskey received awards at the 2022 American Craft Spirits Association annual conference! 

Woodcock Straight Rye Whiskey

2022 Gold Medal


Made from Pennsylvania Grains and aged in 53-gallon barrels with #4 Char, our Woodcock Rye Whiskey is sure to be one of the smoothest rye whiskeys you have ever tried! 

  • Danko Rye 78%

  • Wapsie Valley Corn 6%

  • Malted Barley 5%

  • Malted Rye 11%

White-Tail Straight Bourbon Whiskey

2022 Bronze Medal


Made from Pennsylvania Grains and aged for a minimum of 2 years in 53-gallon barrels with #4 Char, our White-Tail Bourbon has become one of our best-selling spirits to date. 

  • Danko Rye 15%

  • Wapsie Valley Corn 70%

  • Malted Barley 10%

  • Malted Rye 5%


Our ever-growing collection of craft spirits includes a full line of Whiskeys, Gins, Rums, Vodkas, and more! Learn more about each spirit: 



All Barrel 21 Spirits can be purchased in our Tasting Room & Gift Shop located in State College, Pennsylvania at 2255 N. Atherton Street.

Distillery & Tasting Room Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 11am - 5pm

Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm

Sunday: 10am - 2pm

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