Barrell Bourbon Batch 011
Barrell Bourbon Batch 011 is the culmination of a 2 year long barrel sorting project focused on highlighting a particularly rare and bright flavor note found in only select barrels of Bourbon. The base of this blend is 6-year-old barrels but it contains older barrels as well.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled and aged in Tennessee
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
114.8 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 6 years in American oak barrels
Mash bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley
BEST BOURBON at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017
BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017
Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017
Finalist (96 Points) in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2017
Whisky Advocate rating of 91
Raw honey drenched Bing cherries atop toasted sweet corn pudding. Hearty Russian Rye toast soldiers sprinkled with sea salt slathered in maple butter and summer fruit compote. The rich and flavorful grains plunge into soft creaminess and recollects state fair caramel popcorn in the finish, belying the 114.8 proof heat.
Appearance: Clear edges with gossamer legs meld into a golden honey with a veneer of rose gold and terra cotta.
Nose: Piping hot cornmeal Hush Puppies liberally sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. Notes of Cavendish tobacco and bourbon barrels give way to a lush cherry preserves aroma.
Palate: A sharp burst of corn soufflé dissipates into honey graham cracker crusted pecan pie tartlets. The 114.8 proof provides for a multi-minute finish of hot stone fruit crumble.
Finish: Hot puff pastry filled with stovetop griddled bacon and a touch of dry Burgundy mustard.
With a few drops of spring water
The water softens and lengthens the flavors found in this bourbon, delivering a deeply rich and satisfying sip.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer