The Gamlin Restaurant Group has the nation’s most extensive vodka selection, is the fastest seller of Knob Creek single barrel bourbon in the country, and now is home to the only premium single barrel rail in the United States, at 1764 Public House (39 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108). 

“We are redefining rail spirits with this new bar program,” Proprietor Derek Gamlin says. “At our establishments, we are constantly working to exceed our guest’s expectations, and the single barrel rail selections at 1764 Public House will definitely do that.”

In many establishments, rail liquors are the lowest cost spirits, and they are easily accessible to bartenders on the “rail” behind the bar. This is not the case at 1764 Public House, where every spirit comes from an individual aging barrel and is hand-selected by the restaurant group team.

“In the spirits business, single barrels are often described as snowflakes because they’re intricate and one of a kind. Each one of our barrels is selected for its unique flavor profile, which offers our guests an option they can’t find anywhere else,” Gamlin says.

The 1764 Public House Premium Single Barrel Rail includes:

J. RIEGER SINGLE BARREL GIN
This is the first single barrel of this gin ever produced. It was aged in a used white oak barrel for seven months at J. Rieger in Kansas City.

JIM BEAM SINGLE BARREL BOURBON
The single barrel bourbon on the rail was aged in a new white oak barrel for four to seven years.

EL MAYOR REPOSADO SINGLE BARREL TEQUILA
The single barrel tequila is from St. Louis-based Luxco, and was aged in a used white oak barrel for nine months.

CRUZAN SINGLE BARREL RUM
The single barrel rail rum was aged in a vintage barrel for an average of eight years.

CARDINAL SIN VODKA (ST. LOUIS)
The single barrel vodka is the first of its kind from St. Louis Distillery.

Premium single barrel rail cocktails are available for $4 each during the establishment’s three happy hours (Monday through Friday 7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday 10 p.m. until close), and $7 during regular business hours. The spirits are also used in many of the classic and signature cocktails at 1764 Public House.