Barrell Rye Batch 003 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Barrell Rye Batch 003

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Barrell Craft Spirits

  • ABV:

    58.35%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Barrell Rye Batch 003 was a long time expected release and I believe the company released a good one. I would love some fruit forward layer on the palate but who am I to judge:)
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: A masterful blend of rye from three countries that shows the beauty and power of rye whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: After a hiatus, Barrell Craft Spirits is back with a new rye batch that turns up the dial on its blending complexity by featuring ryes from four origins and up to 14 years of age.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is wild and all over the place. It's incredibly unique, but not really my preferred profile.
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  • Intro:

    Produced from a blend of ryes aged in Indiana, Tennessee, Poland (?!) and Canada, Barrell Rye batch 003 is a rye whiskey, bottled at cask strength, comprised of components 4-14 years old.

  • Nose:

    Sweet candy, honey, and toffee. Bright, fruity - some melon, curd, lime and pepper. Sweet all over, low on rye spice.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Heat is present but appropriate. Pepper, almond, orange peel, some brown sugar. This drinks like a Whistle Pig if I've ever had one.

  • Finish:

    Long, earthy, soil forward finish. The rye and clove are dialed up in spades her compared to nose and palate. Peppery, earthy, lots of clove and a metallic note.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is wild and all over the place. It's incredibly unique, but not really my preferred profile.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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