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Barrell Bourbon New Year 2023

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  • Bottler:

    Barrell Craft Spirits

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  • Age:

    5 Years

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  • Intro:

    Distilled in eight different states, this release from Barrell is a wild one. It was released to celebrate the advent of the 2023 calendar year and is a blend of bourbons from Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Wyoming, New York, Texas and Maryland that range in age from 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 years. Whew. Let's dive in!

  • Nose:

    Lively and packed with caramel, honey, pralines and almonds, chocolate orange slices (you know, the candy from Christmases as a kid), faint chalkiness and a wallop of butterscotch.

  • Taste:

    Honey-forward, plenty of oak and sweet tannin, nuttiness that reminds me of some of my favorite Knob Creeks and a warming chocolate orange note once more. Savory and sweet, it changes a lot from the moment it hits your tongue.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish with a touch of ethanol and heat, but the cocoa notes dial way up.

  • Overall:

    Overall, New Year 2023 is a chocolate and fruit lover's dream. Complex and interesting, it's hardly the same each time you pour it.

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  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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