Barrell Bourbon Batch 026 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Barrell Bourbon Batch 026

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Barrell

  • ABV:

    56.32%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: A not insignificant warmth builds with some intensity into the finish, but the flavors are just too rich to be overshadowed. That heat at last gives way to a rush of baked fruits and spice that linger. A standout release.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: If you’re a fan of Barrell Bourbon’s past releases you should find plenty to be pleased with here, and if you’re new to the brand, Batch 026 affords a great springboard to explore why this brand deserves the praise they so often receive.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I appreciate the complex mouthfeel and short finish, like it was never there, a difficult task for a cask strength whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's a mighty sipper that can be savored neat or chilled with ice, depending on one's mood.
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  • Intro:

    A wild blend of 9-15yr bourbon from Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, this fall 2020 release in Barrells portfolio comes to consumers at barrel proof - 56.32% ABV

  • Nose:

    Sweet and crisp, the nose is loaded with fresh apple, honey, some pepper and caramel.

  • Taste:

    Spicy on the palate but loaded with flavor. Honey, caramel, slivered almond and toffee. Fresh apple notes once more. This is a caramel apple medley that just works.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, plenty of spice here, edging out the sweet caramel notes and the vibrant apple.

  • Overall:

    Overall, the transition here from really bright fruits to a sultry, spicy finish is welcome and works really nicely. Another great batch from Barrell.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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