Whisky Advocate 90 points – A blend of straight bourbons at least 10 years old. A fragrant, complex nose of oak, baking spice, cherry pie, cooked pears, and bitter lemon, with underlying notes of cigar box and dunnage house floor. The palate is creamy and sweet, offering caramel, chocolate frosting, coconut shavings, a fruity note of sweet raspberry, and chili pepper. A finish of tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, and more spiciness as a final note.
Every batch of Barrell Bourbon is unique. We welcome the distinct nuances of character, flavor, and color in each batch. Much as an expert craftsmans choice of wood makes each piece of fine furniture unique, the decisions made by the master distiller introduce subtle variations into each batch of bourbon. We take pride in being able to select and share these different bourbons with you. At Barrell Bourbon, we support the time-honored traditions of small batch craft distilling, a patient art designed to give you a better tasting bourbon. At every stage of bourbon making, subtle choices are made that impact the whiskey. Though all bourbons are made from the same basic ingredients, its the choices the master distiller makes that shapes his creation. The combination, type, and source of grains (the mash bill) and the specific yeast used for fermentation The amount of char specified for the new oak barrels used to age the bourbon The location of the rack house and the location of the barrel in the rack house where the bourbon ages. Whether or not the environment is temperature controlled and how much sunlight and humidity the barrel experiences over its lifetime Needless to say, theres more to bourbon than just the recipe. Our passion is bringing you craft distilled bourbon at barrel strength. We believe the complexity and concentration of flavor is greatest when the bourbon comes right from the barrel. Nothing added, nothing removed. Never diluted. Experience what bourbon really tastes like. How you drink your bourbon is up to you. We recommend trying it neat and then add a little water or ice to reveal a whole range of flavors. Everything from the nose, appearance, initial taste on your palette and finish will evolve.