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Barrell Craft Spirits New Year 2022 Bourbon

  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Barrell Craft Spirits

  • ABV:

    57.67%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is lengthy and warming, with menthol, allspice and cloves, brownies, tannic oak, barrel char, and pineapple.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Bourbon Inspector
  • Excerpt: This is a really unique, cask-strength bottle of bourbon. I’m not sure I’ve ever tasted anything like it (crazy how much watermelon I tasted).
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s a decent whiskey and definitely a unique whiskey. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind bourbon to bring in the new year, you’ll never go wrong with this series.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Barrell Craft Spirits pulled it off, Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022 is a dynamic and complex whiskey that will dazzle you with each sip.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled in TN, IN, KY, OH, WY, NY and Texas, this symphony of sources comprises the annual release from Barrell Craft Spirts: New Year 2022. A batch of 8300ish bottles, it’s a limited release and bottled at 57.67% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Bold butter pecan, toffee, peanut brittle and a touch of barrel char. Light cherry, a touch of mango, bright caramel candies and a hint of honey roasted peanut.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel, heat is well placed, ethanol behaving nicely. Honey roasted peanuts once again, a touch of melon, vanilla bean, butterscotch candies and a nice oak influence. Great texture, a touch of minerality, orange peel and a long, creamy note on the back palate.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, a touch oaky which blends nicely with the butterscotch, faint barrel char, touch of honey and a hint of circus peanut candies.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is damn enjoyable. It’s complex, diverse, a bit unique and ties everything together with just enough oak to be greatly interesting.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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