Barrell Bourbon 15 Year
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Raided Score: 91 Publication: Breaking Bourbon Excerpt: Its low proofpoint for a barrel proof whiskey provides it with a deep richness of flavors instead of an over reliance on heat. At the same time, I would have preferred more proof from the whiskey to really drive its point home. Read Full Review Raided Score: 90 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: The palate is creamy and sweet, offering caramel, chocolate frosting, coconut shavings, a fruity note of sweet raspberry, and chili pepper. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: There’s no other way to describe this expression than Old, Oaky and Decadent. It’s old, it’s expensive, but if you’re going to spend on 15yr bourbon, this is the one you need. Read Full Review
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Old and expensive, Barrell Bourbon 15yr is a crown jewel in the companies barrel stock portfolio.
Oaky and sweet on the nose. Cocoa, honey, a lovely bit of pungent old tobacco. Sweet and oak forward.
Sweet on the palate. Moderate mouth feel, no heat. Creamy at first before a drying wave of tannins swoop in. Rich oak, toffee, some caramel and rising bread. Old oak and tobacco.
Long finish. Rich and sweet, old and oaky without falling prey to aggressive tannins and over-oaking. Rich cocoa and toffee.
There’s no other way to describe this expression than Old, Oaky and Decadent. It’s old, it’s expensive, but if you’re going to spend on 15yr bourbon, this is the one you need.
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