Barrell Bourbon Batch 026
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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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
Sweet and crisp, the nose is loaded with fresh apple, honey, some pepper and caramel.
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.
Long finish, plenty of spice here, edging out the sweet caramel notes and the vibrant apple.
Overall, the transition here from really bright fruits to a sultry, spicy finish is welcome and works really nicely. Another great batch from Barrell.
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