KROBĀR Craft Distillery is the ethanol-induced brainchild of Stephen KROener and Joe BARton. With 40 combined years in the alcohol business, these guys had the fantastic idea to unite their skills and produce something they love: hooch.  With the right skills to distill and the perfect setting in which to do it, they decided to give it go.  Now all of you can try the fruitiness of their labors!


The Still


THE STILL is the most important tool for a distiller. Kroener and Barton spent 4 years researching stills and still manufacturers.  They decided on Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, Kentucky.  Their decision was influenced by many factors. First, Vendome is an American company with hard-working men and women who make kick-ass production stills.  Second, Stephen and Joe wanted a still they could design to meet all their distillation desires and Vendome had the skills to build their still.

The Guys

Stephen KROener & Joe BARton

THE GUYS have a combined 40 years in the alcoholic beverages industry. Stephen and Joe wanted to create traditional and not-so-traditional spirits for all to enjoy including themselves.  By employing old school and new school methods, the guys are making craft spirits that are great on the rocks, neat, or can be added to your favorite mixer.

The Setting

 THE SETTING of KROBĀR Craft Distillery is spectacular, situated on a hill overlooking vineyards and Highway 46 West.  The distillery has a Social Room and Ethanol Alley which will make your tasting experience one to remember.



KROBAR Craft Distillery is allowed to sell 3 bottles per person of every spirit we make.  Please visit us at our distillery to taste and purchase these crafty creations.  Coming soon to KROBAR is our Bitter Project (Sweet Vermouth, "LIT" White Wine Aperitif, Cocktail Bitters, & Bitter Liqueur)