Monday, December 12, 2016

Barrell Bourbon Batch 010

It's the holiday's so I wanted to be quick with this Barrell Bourbon review because they are so limited, and excellent.I'll mention again how much I love this concept and each selection has been fantastic, so click this link if you want to read some of the other reviews and let's move on! It is wonderfully expectable that each offering will show up and be delicious, during doing my due diligence in this review this Batch 010 hit my bourbon magic spot! Now this will make 8 (or more, I tasted a couple out in the wild and didn't get proper notes) different offerings from the team at BARRELL and each one has been great whiskey. Let's get the basics out of the way first:


Basics on this bourbon:
~ Straight Bourbon
~ Distilled in Indiana
~ Aged in Michigan
~ Crafted in Kentucky
~ 122 proof {uncut, un-colored, non-chill-filtered}
~ 8 years {new American Oak}
~ 75% corn, 21% rye & 4% malted barley

So from the last offering I wrote up, this from a different state, aged in a different state, a little younger, a different mash bill and ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Again, I am not saying this offering is a better bourbon than the others, it just hits my sweet spot.

Aromas of citrus, roasted corn, vanilla, caramel, quince, steamy wood, sunflower seed, and fresh honey are supple and intrigue.
The flavor takes off from there building with cocoa nib, stewed stone fruits, fresh citrus, oily nuts, wonderful spice and impeccable balance. These daedal intricacies are like gossamer rather than layers--as you focus on one thing another is obscured but the memory draws you back to reexamine.
The finish is really the only hope of clarity; it finishes forever and instead of intensifying as the aromas and flavors did, it SLOWLY fades so you can try to observe the excellence included in this whiskey.

This is excellent Bourbon! An absolute treat to taste.

Check out Batch 010 on their website: http://www.barrellbourbon.com/batch10
I am going to quote my friend Warren Bobrow from his synopsis on the site: "Batch #10 is a revelation. Bursts of slowly roasted fruits enrobed in dark cocoa and touched with wood smoke abound. Swirls of wildflower honey and crushed walnuts come and go with every single sip rewarding attention and focus. Grits topped with long-simmering stew with undercurrents of saline, quince, and Meyer lemon".

Warren nailed it, you grab this one before it is gone!

Background info on the company: it was founded by Joe Beatrice and as Barrell Bourbon (and other Barrell offerings) they are committed to unique bottling's of exceptional quality as the consistent bridge that connects each BatchHere is their website and it 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.