Barrell Bourbon Batch 005
Barrell Bourbon Batch 005 is our spiciest batch yet. Toasted cornbread with dollops of whipped sweet cream and stone fruit preserves greet each sip. Magnificent swirls of fresh picked cherries and spicy, bittersweet hot chocolate amble across the back of the tongue. The broad-brush strokes of cinnamon-laced apple butter pensively reveal crushed pink peppercorns. A mere prickle from the 124.7 Proof alcohol leads head over heels into the lengthy finish redolent of fresh corn on the cob dressed in salted butter.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled and aged in Tennessee
124.7 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 8 years, 3 months in charred white oak barrels
Mash bill: 70% corn, 26% rye, 4% malted barley
PRESS FOR BATCH 005
Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2016
Finalist (91 Points) in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2016
Whisky Advocate rating of 88
3 Stars - Ultimate Spirits Challenge Cocktail Recommendation
Appearance: A reddish amber hue undulates from light to dark when swirled to settle in viscous sheets along the circumference of the glass.
Nose: Grilled figs and vanilla syrup summon forth subtler notes of caraway seed, dried pear, and pencil lead. Finishes with the lingering air of a smoldering oak bonfire mixing with the morning dew.
Palate: Savory notes of ripe summer peaches yield to treacle across the back of the teeth. Each measured sip reveals sultry flavors of freshly pulled pralines, cherries, and breakfast meats. The 124.7 Proof “tingle” across the tongue and roof of the mouth is assertive and memorable yet not overpowering.
Finish: Rare, spicy La Perique pipe tobacco preludes a multi-minute ending of brûléed corn pudding dusted with fleur de sel and sweet maple syrup.
With a few drops of spring water
A few cool drops of water soften and extend the luxurious bounty that is both unctuous and pertinent.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer