Barrell Batch 033 Bourbon Whiskey
(750 ml) [USC 93]
Regular price $110.00 Sale price $87.97 Save $22.03
About the Whiskey
Barrell Bourbon Batch 033 is a marriage of high-rye barrels and high-corn barrels ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old. The high-rye barrels were chosen for their distinct stone fruit, black pepper, and nutmeg notes. The high-corn barrels were chosen for their rich butterscotch, coffee, and citrus notes. Two sets of barrels mingled together for two months, then the balance was adjusted for the most optimal combination.
A blend of straight Bourbon Whiskeys
Distilled and aged in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana
Selection of 5, 6, 7, and 9-year-old barrels
Aged in American white oak barrels
Bottled in Kentucky
116.6 proof cask strength bottling
Nose: Pear, lemon meringue, and shoofly pie set the stage for a bourbon deftly balanced between freshness and maturity. A bouquet of jasmine, nasturtium, and dandelion speak to a youthful exuberance, while peppermint and gentian root depict an oak barrel just creeping in. A gentle savory character expands into edamame, macadamia nut, and mesquite smoke.
Palate: Champagne, applesauce, and candied grapefruit peel show ample maturity without an excessive oak. The baking spice character is dialed up slightly, exhibiting cocoa powder, allspice, star anise, and juniper.
Finish: A burst of heat rides a wave of minerals across the palate that include limestone, beach sand, and salt-water taffy. Geranium, elderflower, and chamomile reinforce the nose’s bouquet. The finish fades to the slightly bitter prickle of returning gentian root and lime peel, wiping the palate clean.
With a few drops of spring water: The palate grows much more viscous; it’s rich and sweet with vanilla buttercream. The savory notes intensify, with pickled caper, fried mushroom and hush puppies leading the way. The fruity notes expand dramatically to include nectarine, honeydew melon, passionfruit, and coconut cream.
Double Platinum - Ascot Awards 2023
"Roasted fruit, cocoa, oak spice. A big bold palate with a lot of depth of flavor - spicy and nuanced. Great pour."
Platinum - LA Spirits Awards 2023
93 Points, Excellent/Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023
"Although bottled at cask strength, this whiskey shows elegant aromas of lemon honey cake, cinnamon candy, clove-studded orange, and butterscotch. In the mouth the high-toned grain and soothing oak notes continue culminating in mouthwatering spicy finish."
"Sugary sweetness abounds on the nose: notes of cherry cordials, sugar cookie, vanilla frosting and strawberry shortcake, plus dried herbs and green-tea ice cream. A velvety palate brings a wallop of heat and wood. Water tames both, bringing out peanut brittle, honey bun, dark chocolate and camp coffee. Salted caramel highlights a lengthy finish." - Whisky Advocate