Barrell Craft Spirits New Year 2021 Bourbon
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Raided Score: 91 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: This is lovely. I hope this reflects auspiciously on the just about 10 months left of this year. Maybe? Please? Yeah? Read Full Review Raided Score: 93 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: The mouthwatering finish is generously oaky, with persistent spice and nuts. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review Raided Score: 90 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. Read Full Review
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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.
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.
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.
Long finish, spicy ginger it first to rise. Creamy cocoa, sweet toffee and a peanut brittle note see this dram out.
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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