Barrell Bourbon Batch 008B
Dense and rich on the tongue with bursts of warm brioche slathered in salted caramel, the heat from the 128.3 proof whirs around the mouth. Batch 008B brings to mind the savory sweetness of candied spiced pecans and tang of bittersweet chocolate powder. Further sips encourage the mesmerizing multi-minute finish.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled in Tennessee
Aged in Tennessee and Kentucky
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
128.3 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 10 years in American white oak barrels
Mash bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley
Appearance: Dark amber with a deep mahogany core and narrow edges of golden sunlight. Turns of the wrist create tantalizing combinations of molten copper.
Nose: Caramelized Granny Smith apple pie with orange zest and Madagascar vanilla paste. Tangy Yuzu, aged saddle leather, and warm dark chocolate ganache.
Palate: Velvety across the palate with salvos of grey Brittany sea salt. Hot sweet summer corn creamed pudding with butter and honey tumbles around the mouth.
Finish: Sweet tobacco smoke lightly brushed with buckwheat honey gives way to salty condensed milk before yielding to butterscotch candy and the generous multi-minute conclusion.
With a few drops of spring water
Hot fried corn cakes made with coarse ground summer corn meal with heaps of fresh churned butter and cranberry-rhubarb compote. Each sip brings an appreciation of the marriage of corn and rye, with sweet and spicy intertwining to generate something unique and highly estimable.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer