Barrell Bourbon Batch 006
An impeccably balanced spirit rested to maturity for 8 years in new American oak. Aged low in the rick house for a rounder, mellower profile that marries fruit and buttery notes with the spice and comfort of charred oak.
PRESS FOR BATCH 006
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled and aged in Tennessee
122.9 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 8 years, 6 months in charred white oak barrels
Mash bill: 70% corn, 26% rye, 4% malted barley
Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2016
Finalist (96 Points) in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2016
Whisky Advocate rating of 87
4 1/2 Stars - Ultimate Spirits Challenge Cocktail Recommendation
Hand churned buttercream and freshly dipped pralines in the nose invite deeper notes of baked peach cobbler and pan toasted chestnuts. The 122.9 proof heat dissipates quickly into savory bursts of brown butter dipped cornbread lathered in stone fruit preserves. Elongated notes of still steaming cinnamon toast lightly dusted with raw sugar. Brightly aromatic tangerine and blood orange beckon with each sip eventually leading to a lengthy caramel coated popcorn finish.
Appearance: Deep hues of late summer wildflower honey. When swirled coats the glass leaving rivulets of amber on the sides.
Nose: Toasted caramelized nuts enrobed in both quince and apple butter. Saigon cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar tease the nostrils with each sip.
Palate: Smooth and savory around the tongue to spill headlong down the throat. Each sip leads to creamy notes of whipped, raw honey buttercream.
Finish: Charred oak, toasted cornbread and late season stone fruits give way to blood orange marmalade drizzled over coconut cream pie.
With a few drops of spring water
Coats the palate and throat with light toffee and buttered popcorn. Opens into delicate stone fruit notes for a many minute-long finish punctuated by fragrant bursts of smoke and char.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer