Barrell Dovetail Gray Label Rum, Port and Cab Finished Whiskey
(750 ml) [USC 90]
Regular price $309.99 Sale price $238.97 Save $71.02
About the Whiskey:
Over the past several years, Barrell Dovetail has become a highly regarded expression within our portfolio of products and the American Whiskey world. Recently, we became intrigued with applying the concept of “Dovetail” to some of our older stocks. The result is BCS Gray Label Dovetail, which still boasts our award-winning blend of Whiskey finished in rum, port, and Dunn Vineyards cabernet barrels and uses the same finishing and blending method. The difference, as with all our Gray Label offerings, is that we used older and more rare barrels in Gray Label Dovetail. The result harmoniously unites a dark and fruity California cabernet finish, a jammy and pleasurable port finish, and a sweet and funky rum finish to create a well-balanced, iconic whiskey. The component whiskeys are aged up to 20 years, making the final blend significantly more elegant.
This is an ester-forward bourbon with the brooding depth of cabernet and port casks. The varied distillates and casks come together into a complex palate that showcases the cola notes of whiskey that’s spent many years in oak.
Whiskey finished in rum, port, and Dunn Vineyards cabernet barrels
Distilled in Indiana, Tennessee and Canada
Aged in the US and Canada
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
131.54 proof cask strength bottling
Must Try - Whiskey Apostle
"Wow – a really delicious and well balanced dram with so much going on, I felt with each sip I was discovering something new! Water brings out more sweetness without knocking it out of balance, and retaining that lovely mouthfeel. I reviewed this side by side with Barrell Dovetail, which I enjoyed although this is definitely on another level. Several shades darker as it sits in the glass, and I’d give it as many minutes as you can wait to allow it to open up more. I wish I knew what ‘whiskey’ was included (reportedly this includes bourbon and rye from multiple sources), but whatever it is – it just works. If the mission is to not blend in with anything else you might pick up on the shelf – this nails it."
"Sweet, rich, silky and nuanced on the palate with a bit of heat — no surprise for a whiskey proofed beyond 130 proof. Overall, if you wish the original Dovetail had more character, more flavor, and most importantly, more tannin, you’ll be a fan of this release. The age shows without diminishing any of the lively fruit character and sweetness that we love in Dovetail." - Whiskey Raiders