Barrell Bourbon Batch 012
Batch 012 is a high rye bourbon comprised of 9-year-old barrels and selected older bourbon stocks, most of which were aged in the lower sections of the rick house. This gentler aging style makes Batch 012 a fruit-forward bourbon that shows its spice in the mid-palate, and its drawn out complexity in a long, layered finish.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled and aged for 9 years in Tennessee
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
108.5 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 9 years in white oak barrels
Mash bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley
Sumptuous and lush, Batch 12 fills the mouth with late summer fruit jam and dollops of fresh whipped cream on hot brioche bread pudding. The multi-minute finish is rich with chocolate and heady rye notes.
Appearance: Deep amber at the core melting to rose gold and brightly polished copper, rimmed by clear edges marbled with wildflower honey.
Nose: Elaborate and indulgent nose of rich orange curd, strawberry, and bursts of sea foam, with licks of pumpkin pie and wet Spanish saddle leather.
Palate: Creamy textures abound with luxurious dabs of fresh whipped cream spooned over long simmered hot chocolate. English summer ale at the top of the tongue gives rise to mid-range notes of crushed Oreo cookie leading into the 108.5 proof finish.
Finish: Minced cigar and pipe tobacco meld with slow cooked summer peach pie. Hints of sea smoke, crushed salt-slicked rocks and pork cracklings round out the finish.
With a few drops of spring water
Softer still than without, velvety with notes of sweet butter melted over charred corn on the cob.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer