Sam Sorsa

Barrell Craft Spirits (BCS), the pre-eminent independent blender of unique aged and cask-strength whiskey, has hired Sam Sorsa as its new Chief Financial Officer. Sam will be responsible for all BCS financial and strategic planning and oversight in this role.

A 20-year veteran of the financial and beverage alcohol industries, Sam most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Dant Crossing and Log Still Distillery, where he oversaw the planning, implementing, managing and controlling of all financial activities.

He also spent 16 years at Brown Forman in various domestic and international senior financial roles, successfully leading, directing, and administering activities across various regions in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

“We’re extremely excited for Sam to join our team in Louisville,” said Barrell Craft Spirits Founder Joe Beatrice. “His wealth of deep and successful industry experience makes him an incredibly valuable addition to our team and the company’s future growth.”

Sam earned his Executive MBA from Bellarmine University in Louisville and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington with a B.A. in International Economics and Foreign Languages (German). He replaces Jacob Goldstein, who worked alongside Joe Beatrice since day one, putting his heart and soul into launching Barrell Craft Spirits from an idea to the vibrant, strong business it is today. His contributions were essential to the company’s growth and success.

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