WE DID IT OUR WAY
BY FRIENDS, FOR FRIENDS. IT HASN'T CHANGED SINCE.
In 2018, we were three guys who saw where the market was headed—not enough bourbon supply driving demand through the roof and creating impossible allocations for us and our friends to get the good whiskey that had brought us together. One of our favorite past-times has been traveling all over the country and picking single-barrels with our friends, but that memory was vanishing quickly.
So, we decided to do it our way, and invest in our own abilities to select single barrels. We bought our first batch of barrels in 2018, quite honestly, we did it so that we could continue the tradition of picking through good whiskey with our friends.
Little did we know what would happen next.
Well, the word got out... fast. People started talking about our barrels. It became so popular that friends were asking if they could pick a barrel of our stuff. February of 2020, we released our first single barrel rye - and people on social media made sure the rest was history. Soon, groups from all over the country were calling to ask to come pick a barrel for themselves.
In March of 2021, it hadn't stopped... so much so that we had to open up our own distillery to house it all. And we're so glad we did, because now we get to share even more whiskey with enthusiasts and friends like you.
When you’re in Nashville, come on by. Have a dram, a bottle, or a barrel… and find out why the people have been talking about us.
CEO & COFOUNDER
For the last 20 years, Mike Hinds has been fine-tuning his skills in logistics, having sat on the board of numerous 501(c)3 organizations, raising over $3 Million for cancer research, as well as solidifying himself as a respected member in the bourbon underground, picking more cult single barrels than we could count.
Mike is the visionary and the chief logistics officer of the operation, making sure that the incredible whiskey makes its way to you.
MIX MASTER & COFOUNDER
After spending 5 years on a submarine with the NAVY, James retired to Nashville and began his whiskey journey with 10 years of retail experience, opening one of the most popular and followed store in Nashville.
James is the Chief Blender, Mix Master, Single-Barrel Samurai around these parts. When you come pick a barrel, James is your guide and we'd have it no other way.
VP OF BRANDS
After leaving the world of software & engineering behind, Kelly found a home in the spirits industry. Kelly’s unconventional marketing techniques helped to gain national spotlight, to support rapid geographic expansion from 4 states to 17.
Kelly is Mike’s right hand “Woman” & visionary executor. Kelly brings a constant focus & follow through to the visions & projects that Mike thinks up. Kelly’s goal is to make Nashville Barrel Co a powerhouse brand playing on a national field.
Johnny is what the locals affectionately refer to as a true unicorn—being born and raised in Franklin, TN. He has worked in spirits retail since 2013 with a short stint in distribution. Johnny met James back in 2013 while they were both working at a local store and they've been inseparable ever since. In his off-time, he loves playing pool and ironically enjoying a beer.
Johnny is the Bottler, Labeler, Wax King, Jack of All Trades.
While studying hospitality management at Auburn University (you were warned), one of her final exams included a blind taste test, and it was at that moment her passion for fine spirits was born. After partaking in several barrel picks already—each one receiving huge acclaim—safe to say, she’s a perfect complement to this team.
Meredith is the Community Ambassador, but between managing the membership program, pouring flights, and giving tours she still finds time to meet and greet every new face with a warm welcome.
FRONT OF HOUSE EXPERIENCE
MASTER & DIRECTOR
David comes to us from the hospitality sector where he spent 20 plus years providing top notch front facing customer experiences.
When you come into NBC, there is a good chance that David is either behind the counter educating and pouring up whiskey or he is leading one of our many experiences.
Stop in and see why David is the best at what he does.
PRESIDENT & HR
"The Boss' as we like to refer to her. She's friendly but runs a tight ship. She keeps us on our toes and our endorphins high. But step out of line and she'll be the first to send you to the doghouse.
Stella is a 1-year-old miniature Goldendoodle, who loves meeting new people and long walks on the beach.