Barrell Rye Batch 003

Barrell Rye Batch 003

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Barrell Rye Batch 003

Country: Poland - Tennessee- Kentucky - Indiana
Distillery: Barrell Craft Spirits
Type: Straight Bourbon
Age: 4 (4-14)
Cask: American Oak
ABV: 58.35%
Proof: 116.7
Price: $100

Nose: A nutty start with cherries, carob and vegetal notes. White flowers, toasted bread and buttery notes follow. 

Palate: Sweet caramel joins molasses and black tea to form a dark start. Cinnamon bark and ginger lingers to the end.

Finish: Earthy finish with mushroom dryness. Feels like a newly put off cigar.

Until now I have reviewed some bourbons including Batch 021 and Batch 022. Barrell Rye Batch 003 is the first rye whiskey I am reviewing from them. 

This bottle has rye whiskey from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Poland. Poland can sound a little bit off the books, but it is a land of rye based vodkas and they perfected their art on rye distillation. Rye vodkas from Poland are known to have an incredible creamy mouthfeel.

As I tasted this whiskey, crazy flavors jumped from the glass. As you feel the young, strong and heavy notes, there is the substantial feeling of rancio, which did make me happy.

Strong flavors like black tea, mushrooms, cigar, leather and cherry can be overloading for many but nuttiness, white flower, toasted notes gives it a clear balance.

This is not your usual rye, it is a rich rye with a crazy profile. 

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

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:)