Excerpt: I have no real complaints, it’s good. The sweetnesses, the spices, the whole thing just works and the balance is great as is the complexity; I feel like I’m picking up new nuances each time I visit the glass.
Excerpt: The finish offers cedar wood, sawdust, menthol, spearmint, and vanilla, leaving a lasting impression as a bold, fiery bourbon. Proofed down with water, milk chocolate and cocoa power round out some rough edges.
Excerpt: Batch 30 shows us that not only does Barrell still have a lot of magic left inside the walls their Gilmore Facility by being able to transform a questionable whiskey into the star of the show.
Excerpt: Great qualities here - a touch off the beaten path for some recent profiles we've seen from Barrell, and I'm into it. It's like apple pie and butterscotch glaze in a dram, and the Tennessee component respects the qualities of the other ingredients for a delicious dram.
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Distilled in TN, IN, KY and WY, this blend of bourbon comes to us at 117.3pf and features a wide berth of age statements.
Toffee forward, buttery , loaded with flavor and dessert character. Ethanol hides despite the hefty proof.
Apple pie, brown butter, toffee and cinnamon. Sweet, a touch of minerality, nice oak structure and a creamy custard profile. Great mouthfeel, not terribly hot. Fruity and fun. Touch of banana, apple pie reigns supreme, nice orange peel.
Long finish, great viscosity carries through the finish without drinking like hell let loose. Sweet cream, toffee, butterscotch and apple pie notes carry nicely for a winner of a dram.
Great qualities here - a touch off the beaten path for some recent profiles we've seen from Barrell, and I'm into it. It's like apple pie and butterscotch glaze in a dram, and the Tennessee component respects the qualities of the other ingredients for a delicious dram.
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