Barrell Craft Spirits New Year 2021 Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Barrell Craft Spirits New Year 2021 Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Barrell Craft Spirits

  • ABV:

    56.95%

  • Age:

    5 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The mouthwatering finish is generously oaky, with persistent spice and nuts.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s a reflection of the hodge-podge of states it came from and, in a way, a reflection of America. I hope 2021 ends up more like this whiskey and less like the dumpster fire that 2020 was even though we’re not off to the greatest start.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: I was honestly in bed before the ball dropped this year, but if I’d had this bottle around, I may have made it to confetti time. A fine way to begin the new year… and take your mind off of the old.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Well blended, NY 2021 is a great bourbon that hits all the right notes for the holidays and delivers a really great mouth feel.
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  • Intro:

    Enter 2021's entry into the Barrell Bourbon Limited Edition catalogue: New Year 2021. Yielding just 2,570 bottles, this release is bottled at 59.65% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Sweet and creamy on the nose. Reminiscent of gingerbread and honey, there are notes of clove, cinnamon, brown sugar and pepper. Faintly nutty, with a peanut butter cup note that really draws me in.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate with a rich, viscous mouth feel. Well proofed, rests nicely on the tongue. Spicy rye, creamy peanut butter, savory spices and creme brulee deliver plenty of character.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, spicy ginger it first to rise. Creamy cocoa, sweet toffee and a peanut brittle note see this dram out.

  • Overall:

    Well blended, NY 2021 is a great bourbon that hits all the right notes for the holidays and delivers a really great mouth feel.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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