Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 Cask Strength 750 ml [WE 96, Top 100 2023] [WA 94,

Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 Cask Strength 750 ml [WE 96, Top 100 2023] [WA 94, #11 Top 20 Of 2023]

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About the Whiskey
Barrell Bourbon Batch 035 is a blend of 6, 7, 8, and 13-year-old bourbons. A multi-mashbill blend of 6 and 7-year-old spicy and earthy, high-rye, high-proof, oak forward barrels was combined with a blend of 8-year-old softer, lower-proof barrels with concentrated notes of dark cherry and butterscotch. After mingling for two months, 13-year-old barrels with dominant fruit flavors were layered in. A portion of these barrels had more tropical fruit notes and the other portion showed more dried and candied fruit notes. The resulting bourbon is peppery and intriguing on the nose, and sweet and long on the finish

BLEND COMPONENTS: Indiana: 6, 7, & 8 years old / Tennessee: 7 & 13 years old / Kentucky: 8 years old

DERIVED MASH BILL: Corn: 78%, Rye: 18%, Malted Barley: 4%

A blend of straight bourbon Whiskeys

Bottled in Kentucky

117.5 proof cask strength bottling

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Luminous amber.

Nose: Jammy and cooked fruits leap out first such as lemon curd, cherry, and banana bread. That well-spiced character of the banana bread continues as woodsy notes emerge, with birch beer leading into tiramisu. The rye in the mashbills is particularly bold, bringing olive and thyme. Once the nose settles down a bit it reveals deeper aromas of cocoa butter and molasses.

Palate: Mexican hot chocolate, cinnamon and dried chili peppers make a spicy first impression. There’s a freshness to it with grapefruit peel and absinthe. There’s also an intense earthiness of pinecone and baking chocolate. As you roll the sip around your mouth it grows much richer and creamier, developing into eggnog and tahini.

Finish: Lime zest and amaretto, and some grated coconut; rye spice takes over as slate, fennel, and cola notes linger.

With a splash of spring water: Still plenty of jammy fruit but they’re tropical now, displaying dried papaya and pineapple jelly. They’re joined by some fresh gooseberries and watermelon. Even the herbs and spices brighten, becoming rose, tobacco, and crystallized ginger. The palate is completely transformed: where there was once hardly any fruit at all is now a fruit salad of peaches, Mirabelle plums, cantaloupe, and blood orange segments.

Awards/Reviews:

Best Blended Bourbon, 96 Points, Top 100 Spirits Of 2023 - Wine Enthusiast

"This is a mix of straight bourbons from Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana, ranging in age from six to 13 years old. The end result is a mix of rich caramel and toffee on nose and palate. Each sip opens relatively dry, with oak and hints of espresso and dark chocolate, but fin ishes long and luxe, showing mocha tinged with ha zelnut and a final burst of fiery ginger heat."

94 Points, #11 Top 20 Of 2023 - Whisky Advocate

"Beyond 6 year old bourbon, this also includes 7, 8, and 13 year olds, hailing from Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Barrell has made a tradition of avoiding a standard formula, but what is standard is its remarkable skill at sourcing and blending. Surprisingly drinkable at this proof, sweet cornbread and jammy strawberry aromas lead to a palate rich with root beer spices and cinnamon before a finish of drying leather and cocoa."

Platinum, Best Small Batch Bourbon - LA Spirits Awards 2022

Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 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."