Country: USA – Tennessee- Kentucky – Indiana Distillery: Barrell Craft Spirits Type: Straight Bourbon Age: 10 (10-14 yo) Cask: American Oak ABV: 53.17% Proof: 106.34 Price: $90
Nose: It starts with distinct patisserie cream, vanilla, orange peel, caramel fudge, red apples
Palate: Popcorn, maple syrup, sawdust, cinnamon, black pepper and peppercorn, rose petals, roasted honeycomb
Finish: A warm start with dried fruits turns into nutmegs, walnuts and ends with cloves. A gingery burn.
As I have promised, I started to review more whisky from the USA lately. I am excited about some of the next whiskies that I will share with you.
Honestly, I haven’t had any low quality spirits from Barrell Craft Spirits. Most of the things I have tried were over the par and a good amount of them were spectacular. There is a big following to the brand and they are doing great job to bring new spirits into the market.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 is a blend of straight bourbons from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee which brings in the usual suspects in my mind (MGP and Dickel) and Heaven Hill to my palate. I found Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 to be a solid bourbon with a rich flavor wheel. The nose has a good blend of different qualities.
Barrell Bourbon received Double Gold from San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020 aside from multiple Best Small Batch Bourbon awards.
My only complaint about this whiskey would be that, it just feels younger from the stated ages!! It is not the burn only. There are some distinct notes like strong orange zest and peppercorn that makes you feel youth during tasting.