Excerpt: If I had to theorize, the fruitiness is coming from the Tennessee stock, with the Kentucky bourbon doing what it can to ground the bourbon and the Indiana bourbon adding some brightness to the overall package. Batch 027 follows the two preceding batches with yet another crowd-pleasing blend.
Excerpt: Barrell itself has called this a cherry bomb. I think they meant full of cherries, but it’s also like a firework, because it’s hot. There is an echo of cherry on my palate but it’s too fiery for my enjoyment. It kind of sums up 2020: Too much going on and not all of it great.
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Comprised of a blend of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana bourbons, this blend of straight bourbons carries 5,6,8,9,13 and 15yr components. Bottled by Barrell Craft Spirits at cask strength, Barrell Bourbon Batch 27 should be another interesting entry in the brands portfolio.
Nutty and rich on the nose. Peanut brittle, caramel, rising bread and raisins ensures no richness on the nose is missed.
Thick on the palate, rich and syrupy. Oak at first, with plenty of caramel, pear, vanilla bean, pepper and tobacco. Impressively complex, there’s so much going on.
Long finish, peppery and complex. The oak on Batch 27 walks the line expertly, bringing complexity, tobacco and dryness without becoming bitter and tannic. Sweet cream, pepper, orange zest and cake batter balance the dry, savory. notes.
Overall, Batch 027 is another great release from Barrell, who deliver a drier, oakier dessert experience for fans with palates who prefer older, bolder profiles.
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