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We're pleased to introduce BCS Gray Label 16 Yr Seagrass, the newest release in our Gray Label portfolio. We knew we had something special with the launch of Barrell Seagrass last year. This edition is rooted in the profile of Barrell Seagrass, but at a level only achievable with older and higher proof whiskeys. The foundation of BCS Gray Label Seagrass began with two groups of 16-year-old 100% Canadian Rye barrels - one with bright citrus and crisp green apple notes and the other with earthy spearmint notes. A portion of the first group was finished in Apricot Brandy casks, a portion of the second group was finished in Martinique rhum barrels, and a blend of the first and second groups was finished in Malmsey Madeira barrels. When each set of secondary maturation flavors peaked, those casks were pulled and slowly married into the final blend. Looking to purchase? Click here ● Matured for 16 years ● Distilled in Canada

● Aged in the US and Canada

● Crafted and bottled in Kentucky ● 130.82 proof cask strength bottling Flavor Notes This deeply mature and rye whiskey has a classic, grassy aroma reinforced by the equally iconic, fresh notes of aged Rhum Agricole. On the palate, the oily rye is complemented by the oxidative, nutty madeira character that also balances that richness with exuberant acidity. Apricot brandy casks splash bright, sometimes tropical fruit over the finish before it fades to reveal the maritime minerality that lends this whiskey its name. Neat Appearance: Rich, golden straw. Nose: The savory side of rye is showcased by an array of exotic spices and seeds–caraway, fenugreek, dill, and mustard. Rye toast, grilled cornbread, and roasted taro root give it a bready depth. The Rhum Agricole barrels bolster the spirit’s innate grassy notes of cucumber peel, black olive, and bark mulch. Beyond the cask’s prior contents, the oak itself is expressed by cigar tobacco, coffee, and cinnamon. Palate: Extremely oily, displaying notes of peanut-, coconut-, and tea tree–oils. As it’s held in the mouth it grows creamier with soy milk and cocoa butter. A bright lemonade note buoys nutty sunflower seed in a nod toward the madeira barrels. That madeira influence expands into notes of grapefruit peel, verjus, and gravel. Finish: The apricot brandy casks pick up where the madeira left off, bursting forth with passionfruit, mirabelle plum, and banana peel. Now the collective minerality of the rye and its respective finishes wash over the palate with notes of chalk dust, flint, paraffin, and cedar smoke.


Want to learn more about blending? Barrell Craft Spirits has you covered. Join one of our Brand Development Managers for a hosted, virtual tastingthat walks you through the intricacies of the art and science of blending. Taste four different Barrell whiskeys while you learn more about how we approach creating a blend and what the blending process is really like. These virtual experiences are perfect for happy hours, whiskey clubs, or anyone who wants to know more about what goes on behind the scenes at Barrell Craft Spirits. Send us an email at if you want more information.

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