Our Team

Who We Are

The team at Branch & Barrel Distilling has watched the evolution of fine bourbon come a long way in Colorado over the last seven years. Starting with a twenty year friendship, three friends were unsatisfied with the national progression of the whiskey transformation, we envisioned a niche’ for a smoother, more delicious and homegrown bourbon whiskey.

Created by using all Colorado grown native ingredients, along with the use of our fractioning still, we twice distill for flavor: giving birth to a more palatable, higher quality, and more flavorful bourbon called Branch & Barrel.

Branch & Barrel Distilling grew out of our strong passion

Branch & Barrel Distilling grew out of our strong passion to bridge the gap between friends and family, with the freedom to create something truly unique. This passion is what drives us to forge a path into the unknown and unapologetically expand our branches into unexpected territory.

Branch & Barrel is a smoother, more palatable and flavorful bourbon with four distinctive flavors; traditional White Oak, a delicate Plumwood, a light Honey and a surprising 3-Way combination in proofs of 84 to 90.

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Team Members

Ryan Morgan – Founder
Scott Freund – Owner
Tom Sielaff – Owner
Rick Warren – Master Distiller
Courtney Long – Director of Marketing
Dylan Warren – Fermenting & Distilling Lead
Fred Taylor – CFO

Lauren Scroggins – Accountant
Ted Smith – Distiller
Kevin Corneby – Account Manager                           Travis Jones – Account Manager
Cassie Nester – Operations Manager
Mitchell “The Tongue” Nester – Master Barrel Selector
Josh Hunt – Director of Sales