Today Grain & Barrel Spirits was named to the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies; established in 1982, this list has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Coming in 1,113th – in the top 25% of companies honored – Grain & Barrel joins an impressive roster of independent small businesses which gained their first national exposure as honorees, including Microsoft and Dell; Chobani and Domino’s Pizza; Intuit and Oracle; Timberland and Patagonia; Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Zillow.
Companies on the 2019 list achieved three-year average growth of 454%, and a median rate of 157%. Small businesses are the American economy’s most dynamic segment; the Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years. Mr. Matti Anttila, founder and CEO of Grain & Barrel Spirits, says: “I founded Grain & Barrel in 2012 with a vision to grow it into a market leading spirits innovator; winning this prestigious award validates our mission. As we accelerate our expansion from our Southeastern base nationally and internationally, I expect a continued progression up the Inc. 5000 list.”