River Roots Barrel Company Announces Initial Releases


September 26, 2023

River Roots Barrel Company label

River Roots Barrel Company, a Cleveland, Ohio-based spirits curator and distillery, announced its official business opening.

Per a news release, River Roots is committed to curating “the world’s most exceptional spirits.” Founded by whiskey aficionados, including renowned chef Michael Symon, River Roots aims to share a passion for the art of fine distillation with discerning drinkers.  

“We are beyond excited to share our passion for the best spirits in the world with fellow enthusiasts right here in the heart of the Midwest and beyond,” Symon said.  

The company’s debut is marked by the unveiling of two bottle offerings, each highlighting the company’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship. The first is a 140-proof, 13-year Kentucky straight bourbon, aged an incredible six years in carefully selected port wine barrels, infusing it with rich, complex flavors. The second is a five-year Kentucky straight bourbon cask strength, single-barrel offering showcasing the pure, unadulterated essence of some of the best bourbon made. Purchase these bottles now at Seelbach’s:  https://seelbachs.com/search?q=river+roots.

“We wanted to come out of the gate strong with meticulously selected bourbons that highlight the epitome of bourbon’s finest flavors,” said Ryan Lintz, CEO and co-founder of River Roots.  “We come from Cleveland, where hard work and high quality go hand-in-hand, and that’s what we’ll give customers that drink our whiskey. The collection will continue to grow with offerings from around the world that meet our very high standards.”  

Aged single barrel spirits are the flagship product line at River Roots Barrel Company. The company’s offers spirits aged at a minimum of four years in a variety of flavor profiles that are selected specifically to impress even the most discerning enthusiasts.  

River Roots offers private single barrel selections which will include bourbon, rye whiskey, rum and applejack. During which patrons can taste from three different barrels, select a favorite barrel, and the staff will bottle it and print the patron’s name or group name and personalized graphic on the label.  

“Right now, as a normal consumer, you can’t readily go to any of the major domestic distillers and taste barrels of whiskey and then pick the one you like the best based on your palate,” Michael Boland, managing partner, said. “We are offering any person or group the ability to schedule an appointment to come in, taste a handful of barrels and then choose one.”

River Roots Barrel Company invites whiskey enthusiasts, collectors, foodies, Michael Symon fans and those seeking an unparalleled tasting experience to join us for a special tasting and book signing with Michael Symon from 3-6pm on Friday, October 27 at Minotti’s Wine & Spirits  liquor store, located at 19831 Detroit Road in Rocky River.  

For more information, please visit https://riverrootsbarrelco.com/.