Barrell Bourbon Batch 034 Cask Strength
(750 ml) [USC 92] [WA 91]
Regular price $120.00 Sale price $87.97 Save $32.03
About the Whiskey
Barrell Bourbon Batch 034 is a blend of 6, 8, 10, and 15-year-old barrels. 8-year-old barrels driven by strong hazelnut and dark cherry notes lay a foundation enhanced by high-corn barrels showing browned butter and apricot. We mingled this first step for months before adding high-rye barrels carrying cinnamon and allspice. Finally, a vatting of 10 and 15-year-old barrels was added for earthiness and light tannin. The result is a robust and sophisticated bourbon.
A blend of straight Bourbon Whiskeys
Distilled and aged in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana
Selection of 6, 8, 10, and 15-year-old barrels
Aged in American white oak barrels
Bottled in Kentucky
114.62 proof cask strength bottling
The nose is deftly balanced between the exuberant fresh fruit of youth and the oxidized, dried fruit of maturity. This dynamic tension carries over to the palate where rich port notes are supported by bright Seville orange and cola.
Appearance: Copper with rose gold highlights.
Nose: Eggnog and madeleines set the stage. Dry, hard cider integrates a range of florals such as elderflower and violet. Over time, the fruit transitions to a more cooked character, displaying dried apricot, candied orange peel, and mulled cider.
Palate: Blackcurrant jam and grape soda start the palate off with focus and depth. More classic notes of cinnamon donut, warm cola, and pecan pie emerge. Fresh notes of green grape and Seville orange are followed by umami, and salt.
Finish: A modest amount of sandy tannin sustains notes of shiso, licorice root, and fudgy peanut butter cup through a lengthy finish. There is an additional pop of iron and slate.
With a splash of spring water: Grows initially quite perfumed as volatiles blow off, smelling of petrichor, jasmine tea, and apple cider vinegar. When it settles, a deep rancio character comes out – leafy and nutty.
Platinum - LA Spirits Awards 2023
92 Points, Excellent/Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023
"A beautiful amber color with perfect clarity, this whiskey expresses aromas of apple tarte tatin, milk-poached pear, caramel candy, and toasted macadamias. Rich with flavors of honey cake, nutmeg-spiced date, and vanilla creme brulee, this has a benchmark profile with a fine finish."
Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023
Gold - Ascot Awards 2023
"Cooked fruit, oak spices, caramel, and honey all day long. A couple of drops of water really turned this one loose."
91 Points - Whisky Advocate
"A blend of straight bourbons ranging in age from 6 to 15 years, from three states. It has a piney, corn-heavy aroma. It’s tasty, if not overly complex, showing notes of popcorn, sweet berry, and vanilla, with a finish that brings to mind hot corn muffins fresh from the oven."