Grain & Barrel Spirits Partners with Pro Golfer Kevin Kisner


February 1, 2023

Grain & Barrel Spirits PGA Tour Pro Golfer Kevin Kisner

Grain & Barrel Spirits announced a multi-year partnership with Aiken, S.C. native and PGA Tour Pro Golfer Kevin Kisner.

Grain & Barrel is a producer of world-class spirits and iconic brands including Kentucky-based Chicken Cock Whiskey and SC-based Dixie Vodka, two of Kisner’s favorites, which led to the partnership coming together.

Chicken Cock Whiskey is looking forward to supporting Kisner through all of his outdoor pursuits, whether it be during the golf season, or hunting and fishing in the off season. The Chicken Cock Whiskey logo will be displayed on Kisner’s shirt sleeve for the full PGA Tour schedule, as well as the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA Championship. Viewers can get a first look at his branded shirt at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am February 2-5, held annually in Pebble Beach, California as part of the PGA Tour.

Kisner, a PGA Tour winner and Presidents Cup Team participant, is currently ranked #31 in the world. His confidence, bold attitude and prestige mirror Chicken Cock Whiskey’s celebrated reputation. Known as “The Famous Old Brand,” Chicken Cock Whiskey originated in Paris, Kentucky, in 1856 and prospered for nearly a century, through prohibition, until it disappeared from the market in the 1950’s.

In 2012, Grain & Barrel Spirits Founder Matti Anttila came across the legendary brand while researching the early days of distillation and decided to bring it back to its former glory.

“I’m thrilled to work with Grain & Barrel, especially since they were founded in my home state of South Carolina,” Kisner said in a news release. “Their support for the Kisner Foundation really means a lot and I’ll be proud to wear the Chicken Cock logo this season. Chicken Cock, like golf, has a long, rich history I admire.”

“Partnering with a South Carolina native to activate our brand carries so much meaning to us,” Anttila said. “The fact that we get to work with a golfer like Kevin, whose values align so closely with our brand’s values, is truly a gift. We’re looking forward to expanding Grain & Barrel’s reach by connecting golf aficionados with whiskey and vodka lovers.”

Grain & Barrel looks forward to supporting the Kevin & Brittany Kisner Foundation at a variety of charity events throughout the year. The nonprofit, run by Kevin and his wife, benefits children in the Central Savannah River area by providing them with opportunities to build strong foundations for success.