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

Scott Freund – Founder, Owner
Ryan Morgan – Founder, Owner
Tom Sielaff – Founder
Rick Warren – Master Distiller
Ted Smith – Distiller
Dylan Warren – Fermenting & Distilling Lead
Fred Taylor – CFO
Lauren Scroggins – Accountant

Josh Hunt – Vice President
Mitchell Nester – Distillery Director
Cassie Nester – Operations Manager
Courtney Long – Director of Marketing
Kevin Corneby – State Retail Account Manager
Travis Jones – State On-Premise Account Manager
Savannah Parker – Lead Bartender