Barrell Batch 004 Cask Strength Rye Whiskey (750 ml)

Barrell Batch 004 Cask Strength Rye Whiskey
(750 ml)

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About the Whiskey
10-year-old Indiana Rye barrels with notes of brown sugar and a touch of smoke, and  5 and 6-year-old barrels layered in for fruit and spice character. 14-year-old Canadian barrels were added for their dry herbal notes. The result is fruit-forward rye with layers of depth.


Indiana: 5, 6, & 10 years old

Tennessee: 5 years old

Kentucky: 6 years old

Canadian: 14 years old

DERIVED MASH BILL: Rye: 89%, Corn: 7%, Malted Barley: 4%

Bottled in Kentucky

115.7 proof cask strength bottling


    This rye blend highlights rye’s earthier side, featuring notes of tobacco, leather, and mole poblano. Its stewed fruit and wilder savory character recall the syrahs of France’s Rhône valley: blackberry and tapenade on the nose followed by flavors of bresaola and black pepper.

    Appearance: Copper penny with pumpkin highlights.

    Nose: Blackberry, dried apricot and Concord grape lead off. The grape introduces woodsy tones of blonde tobacco, birch oil and dandelion root. Rye lends its familiar bouquet garni, lemon verbena, and peppermint aromatics. Meanwhile an unhurried maturation has produced cashew, tahini and nocino.

    Palate: The first impression mirrors the nose but here grape soda is joined by a dark amber maple syrup. Burnt marshmallow leads into rich espresso and black licorice. There’s a deep umami presence of leather, black olive, and grilled onion. The oak here is strong and extractive yielding clove, coconut oil, and pine needle.

    Finish: A burst of blanche armagnac and rosewater volatiles make way for the piquant heat of mole poblano and black pepper on the tongue. The lingering impression is of juniper, thyme, and wormwood.

    With a splash of spring water: The nose is completely transformed into something bright and fresh, featuring brioche, ricotta, and lychee. Its sweeter side has the nostalgic reverie of vanilla salt-water taffy and mint chocolate chip ice cream. By contrast, the palate’s notes of pumpernickel and Dijon mustard maintain its focus on the savory. The finish is resinous, developing mastic, rosemary, and lavender.


    "The palate unfolds with a fruit-forward profile that is initially highlighted by notes of black raspberry and dark cherry. A wave of clove imparts depth, combining with a distinctive rye spice that asserts its presence with a well-defined intensity. The sweet caramel undertone introduced in the nose carries throughout the sip, offering a thread of continuity. The composition is rich yet straightforward, with each flavor element contributing to what is ultimately an elegant and very enjoyable overall experience. The more I tasted it, the more it solidified its focus on elegance and a refined drinking experience. It highlights rye spice, but carries a sweet undertone throughout, making it a “bourbon drinker’s rye” to some extent. It doesn’t bring strong age or oak flavor notes into the mix and instead centers on rye spice without overdoing it. Barrell Craft Spirits’ blending capability is again put into focus with this batch, which doubles down on pure drinkability above all else." - Breaking Bourbon

    The 25 Best Whiskeys Of 2023 - Paste Magazine

    "It has been quite a while since the last time we got a proper, numbered blend/batch of rye whiskey from Barrell, and the delivery did not disappoint. This is certainly one of the most unique rye whiskeys we tasted in 2023."