Saturday, May 21, 2016

Barrell Whiskey Batch 002


I know what you're thinking dear reader, "Why is Forrest posting these out of order?". But I am not, see this is Batch 002 of the Barrell Whiskey, which is not Barrell Bourbon.
To see my review of Batch #1 with so explanations and an original photograph by me, click on this sentence!

I love this company! It is amazing to me that American Whiskey has all but disappeared in our marketplace, with the only readily available brands falling on the lower price point. It is wonderful that BARRELL is releasing these limited editions to show how great American Whiskey can be. This will make 6 different offerings from the team at BARRELL, it is beginning to be difficult to keep track, but they all have been fantastic.

I stole this picture from their site,
  ~~~BARRELL Whiskey Batch 002: 

Basics on this American Whiskey:
~ Straight American Whiskey
~ Distilled in Indiana
~ Aged in Kentucky
~ First in previously used Bourbon Barrels
~ Then Sherry Cask Finished
~ Total aging: 9.5 years
~ 123.8 proof {uncut, un-colored, non-chill-filtered}
~ Mash bill is corn, rye & malted barley

Opulently rich, the sherry pulls you in every direction without burying the grains, stone fruit and spice. There is wave after wave of amazing flavors and aromas but this Whiskey is easy to drink and easy to enjoy.

Nose: Aromas of peaches and apricots  stewed in sherry smeared on toasted brown bread served with strong fresh tea. There are supple and intricate stone fruits balanced perfectly along side clean grains.

Taste: Honey sweetness and grain lead the flavors with the sherry never overpowering the taste, but continuosly reminding you it's there and not to be ignored. The mouth-feel is so creamy you can almost taste butter.

Finish: Layers and layers of flavor linger on in an unbelievabley beautiful deliberation. Also revealing more savory notes.

This whiskey is a gem. It shows you how amazing this style of whiskey can be. The cask strength is absolutely necessary to keep the flavors moving and vibrant. This whiskey is a revelation.

*Barrell Bourbon was founded by Joe Beatrice, and they are committed to unique offerings with exceptional quality as the consistent bridge that connects each Batch. They tell their story on the website, check it out.

The website is fantastic. You can check out reviews (or post your own) and there some details on every offering that they have released and how / where to find them: Check it out here: http://www.barrellbourbon.com/