Barrell Bourbon Batch 022

Barrell Bourbon Batch 022

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Barrell Bourbon Batch 021

Country: USA - Kentucky & Indiana
Distillery: Barrell Craft Spirits
Type: Straight Bourbon
Cask: American Oak
ABV: 58.3%
Proof: 116.6
Price: $90

Nose: Perfume like start with dried fruits, tobacco, damp leather, wood after rain. So old for such a young whiskey.

Palate: Cinnamon and hazelnuts arise at first which are then blended into dark chocolate. Cloves, allspice, baked apple with a subtle oaky feeling and a really easy drinking texture crowns it.

Finish: Warm and lingering. Cinnamons, dates and oak tannins are perfectly in balance.

I wrote it before! I haven't had any low quality spirits from Barrell Craft Spirits. I have tasted numerous bottles from the company over my spirits buying period and at whisky trade events. I was never disappointed and time to time ended the tasting pretty happy. This is one of the happy times.

Barrell Bourbon Batch 022 is a 5 year old bourbon from a marriage of bourbon from Kentucky and Indiana. 

Even though this is a 5 year old whiskey, it is shining between its older siblings. Calling it complex won’t necessarily describe what I want to tell.

Insanely drinkable with 116.6 proof, well integrated flavors which don’t overpower anything else. Almost chewable texture, with a deep pleasing nose. Great bourbon for steak or as a medium cigar companion.

This bottle has a Gold Medal from San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020 

Barrell Bourbon Batch 022 deserved every point I have awarded.

My only complaint would be my ice trial as it blocked a lot of flavors I loved, brought out some bitterness I didn't enjoy that much.