Barrell Bourbon Batch 028 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Barrell Bourbon Batch 028

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Barrell

  • ABV:

    54.43%

  • Age:

    10 Years 4 Months

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Turns out when you're sourcing top-tier whiskey from everywhere you can end up with a satisfying medley. Not saying it's easy, mind.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: The higher age shows through, with evidence of oak and balance throughout. It drinks on the spicier side, with complimentary fruit notes adding balance to the blend.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish finally pumps the brakes on the candy shop notes with a chalky minerality and some dry, woody tannins that help to maintain the concentrated, fruit-forward profile sans syrup.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Bright, fruity, dessert forward - Barrell Batch 028 is a great bourbon with tons going on. The oak is curiously well behaved for the age and lets a great bouquet of peach cobbler, apricot and creme brulee show off instead.
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  • Intro:

    Produced in the states of Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, Batch 028 from Barrell Craft Spirits is age stated at 10 years old and bottled at barrel proof.

  • Nose:

    Rich butter, cream and honey Light barrel char character, some pepper and a lovely, bold, oak note.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate, moderate mouth feel. The proof is well placed. Immediately, an apricot note jumps out. Rich fruits, caramel, toffee. Plum, strawberry cream, creme brulee. Not too hot, but not too thick on the palate, it's a bit on the lighter side with fruits and dessert sweetness showing off rather than a bold oak structure.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, plenty of cream, honey, vanilla bean and a great peach cobbler note.

  • Overall:

    Bright, fruity, dessert forward - Barrell Batch 028 is a great bourbon with tons going on. The oak is curiously well behaved for the age and lets a great bouquet of peach cobbler, apricot and creme brulee show off instead.

  • Score:

    7

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