Excerpt: This isn’t one of the sweet and fruity batches from Barrell that they’re known for, but instead goes in the opposite direction. Providing a nice contrast to those batches, Batch 024 is yet another impressive blend by Barrell Craft Spirits that also makes for a great cigar bourbon.
Excerpt: This is fascinating - there's so much going on, but it's a bit disjointed. Lovers of sweet, dessert forward drams will be a fan but there is a bit of ethanol to work through to get the toffee brownie sundae prize.
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Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 is a blend of age statements all over the place - from 9 years to 15 years old. Bottled at a pleasant 113.9 proof, this is certain to have plenty of flavor.
Effervescent and complex - brown sugar, brown butter, some tobacco, pepper and a hint of clove. Lots going on.
Rich on the palate, though with some heat as well. Not punishing, but the ethanol isn't shy. Brown sugar returns to team up with cocoa, clove, hint of pepper and a rich toffee note on the back palate.
Powerful finish with so much going on. It's a hot exit, plenty of ol' Kentucky hug, but the dessert notes are inescapable. Cocoa, brown sugar, faint old tobacco.
This is fascinating - there's so much going on, but it's a bit disjointed. Lovers of sweet, dessert forward drams will be a fan but there is a bit of ethanol to work through to get the toffee brownie sundae prize.
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