Barrell Seagrass Rye Whiskey

Barrell Seagrass Rye Whiskey

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About the Whiskey:
Barrell Seagrass is an ode to coastal memories, blended to evoke the joy of a day on the beach and an evening listening to the soothing rhythm of waves. Hot sun, brisk air, dry sand, and oceanside vegetation are brought to mind. A ripe and inviting tropical nose and grassy, bright body evolve to a finish as long as the view down the shore on a clear day.
Seagrass highlights the grassy oceanside notes we love in rye and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. It is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and finished separately in Martinique Rhum Agricole casks, apricot brandy casks, and Madeira barrels.
Each component whiskey brings its own attributes to Seagrass, revealing unique layers of flavor from start to finish. In classic Barrell Craft Spirits fashion, Seagrass is a true original, with its own unique personality in the BCS Portfolio and the whiskey landscape at large.

Tasting Notes:
Appearance: A pale tawny with straw highlights.
Nose: High concentrations of bright, fruity esters lend a perfume-like character to the aroma. Honeydew melon and plum sit alongside a slice of ripe apricot resting out in the sun. The underlying rye is revealed by a sea-like salinity, tarragon, and elderflower.
Palate: Sweet and juicy, Seagrass opens on pear, lychee, and white grapefruit. Classic rye flavors of cinnamon, rosemary, fennel seed, and rosehip aren’t far behind. Unctuous texture and sandy tannin are complemented by a delicate astringency so common to Canadian whiskeys.
Finish: Fresh and clean, but the persistent tannin and astringency focus the powerful burst of camphor, chalk dust, and scorched earth.
With a few drops of spring water:
Despite bright notes of passionfruit and geranium, the nose settles down considerably. The fresh notes are now candied -- papaya, orange peel, and ginger. Liege waffle and beef tallow lay a rich foundation. The palate grows creamier, displaying french vanilla ice cream, pawpaw, and orris root
 

Awards/Reviews:

Best Bourbon 2021 - Breaking Bourbon

"Who would have thought blending together the flavors of rye, rum, madeira, and brandy into one product would actually work? Even then who would have the guts to take on such a wild concept? Blending is what Barrell Craft Spirits has built their reputation on, and as they've grown they’ve shown a willingness to push the boundaries of blending further and further. In more ways than one, Barrell Seagrass was a gamble, but it was one that paid off. There isn’t anything on the market quite like Barrell Seagrass, and while that may make it a challenging sip for some, others will revel in its inventiveness and eccentricity. It was a bold risk that resulted in a wildly dynamic pour that pushes the boundaries of American whiskey and challenges others to do the same."

#2 Whiskey Of The Year - Fred Minnick's Top 100 American Whiskeys 2021

Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021