Barrell Bourbon Batch 010
Batch 010 is a revelation. Bursts of slowly roasted fruits enrobed in dark cocoa and touched with wood smoke abound. Swirls of wildflower honey and crushed walnuts come and go with every single sip rewarding attention and focus. Grits topped with long-simmering stew with undercurrents of saline, quince, and Meyer lemon.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled in Indiana and aged in Michigan
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
122.0 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 8 years in American white oak barrels
Mash bill: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley
Appearance: Rose gold in late summer sunlight with edges of peak fall foliage seen through the clear, crisp waters of a mountain stream. Spins of the wrist reveal tints of golden honey and sunlight exploding through birch trees in early October.
Nose: Crème Brule and grilled grapefruit cascade in the forefront. Toasty grain, vanilla simple syrup, and sun-bleached hay with licks of wet cedar and toasted pine nuts shimmer across the olfactory senses.
Palate: Dark chocolate covered citrus fruits and fruit leather open up into cedar shavings and bursts of wood smoke across the tongue. Deeper elements reveal themselves in the decadent, five-minute ending.
Finish: Late harvest peaches thickly sliced and roasted across sweet butter drenched cinnamon raisin bread gives way to saddle leather and crushed salt that tingle and delight down the throat for the multi-minute finish.
With a few drops of spring water
Toasted nuts and cream anglaise atop brown bread pudding call out to the attentive supper with just a few drops of cool water. Red birch beer evolves into honeycomb and toasted cedar. The water also evokes elegant notes of late summer fruits, adding to the mystery of every sip.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer