Barrell Bourbon 15 Year Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Barrell Bourbon 15 Year

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Barrell

  • ABV:

    52.55%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Intro:

    Old and expensive, Barrell Bourbon 15yr is a crown jewel in the companies barrel stock portfolio.

  • Nose:

    Oaky and sweet on the nose. Cocoa, honey, a lovely bit of pungent old tobacco. Sweet and oak forward.

  • Taste:

    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.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Rich and sweet, old and oaky without falling prey to aggressive tannins and over-oaking. Rich cocoa and toffee.

  • Overall:

    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.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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