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We'd to introduce you to our newest project which will be released in December. The Barrell Private Release Bourbon series is an exercise in micro-blending and variations on a theme. We select a variety of bourbons spread across 4 different ages and blend them into 48 different recipes. Each blend number has its own ratios, printed on the label and is constructed in its own ex-bourbon barrel. With each release, a new set of base bourbons is selected, so every recipe is only made once. The Private Release Bourbon project was designed to synthesize a growing demand for exclusive store, group, and state “picks” with our belief that blending can make bourbons that span the greatest spectrum of flavor. Our Private Release program allows an entirely new set of options for those looking for unique and exclusive products. 


You'll soon be seeing something different on our Dovetail bottles. It's an updated label design, replacing the original. No difference in how we produce Dovetail, just a new label which we believe reflects its place in our portfolio of whiskeys.


Barrell Bourbon Batch 026 is making its way to shelves across the country. Batch 026 was created by combining 9, 10, 11, 13 and 15-year-old barrels in several blending steps. The first was a fusion of 9-year-old high rye barrels peppery and pointed on the palate, 10-year-old oak forward barrels, and sweet, toasty 11-year-old barrels for mouthfeel and classic baking spice notes. The second balanced citrus forward 10, 12 and 15-year-old barrels with spicy, floral 9-year-old high rye barrels. These two blends were gradually co-mingled resulting in an intriguing bourbon that dances between fruit and spice long into its finish. Like a well-aged Sauternes, a complex array of fresh, dried, and cooked fruits dominates the aroma, supported by pungent florals and a delicate layer of barrel-spice. The palate is concentrated and extractive, having pulled quite a lot of sugar and peppery spice from the cask. Water tames it, bringing forth a panoply of tropical fruits on the nose and creamy desserts on the palate.


We’re excited to announce our Whisky Advocate magazine Fall 2020 ratings. Our Private Release Whiskeys AH02, AH08, and AH10 all scored a 94. Additionally, Bourbon Batch 024 earned a 93, and Private Release AH05 and AH14 both scored a 92.  In his recent article on Distiller, Jake Emen delves into the "Magic of Blending," calling BCS blending "a work of art whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts, ready to surprise and delight the aficionados who seek it out." Breaking Bourbon reviews Armida saying "As you journey through this whiskey from its aroma to its palate and finally to its finish, you realize it’s on an entirely different level ... Such a complex and unexpected combination of flavors it will challenge even the most experienced whiskey drinkers." Paste Magazine calls Batch 025 "a big time crowd pleaser, and ... a very densely flavor-packed dram." UPROXX includes Dovetail in its Best Limited Edition Bourbon Releases Of 2020, describing it as "another multi-award-winning masterpiece." Bourbon Culture reviews Armida, stating, "Barrell Armida will challenge and reward your senses with a wide array of flavors and aromas not typically found in bourbons or ryes." Bourbon Smith reviews Barrell Rye Batch 003, calling it "a really well developed rye." The Whiskey Jug reviews Batch 024, saying, "it's diverse in its delivery across the senses and keeps you coming back for more."


If you're a bar or retailer that wants to do a Virtual Tasting with us, send an email to We're happy to participate and promote these. 

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