Brian Freedman includes Rye Batch 003 on his Forbes Wines Of The Week column: it’s a delicious rye that more than deserves a spot on the shelf.
Susan Reigler includes Barrell Craft Spirits in "Finishing school: Whiskeys that spend time in secondary barrels," saying, "each expression is limited and will certainly appeal to adventurous whiskey lovers."
Whiskeyfellow reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 saying, "Barrell did a stellar job blending barrels" with this recent release.
The Bourbon Culture reviews Batch 025, stating "the star of the show is this Tiramisu flavor with emphasis on the espresso beans and cinnamon on top."
Interested in learning more about the Barrell Craft Spirits Private Release Whiskey line? Check out Bourbon Culture’s two-part article series below!
Interested in learning more about the Barrell Craft Spirits Private Release Whiskey line? Check out Bourbon Culture’s two-part article series below!
Barrell Craft Spirits Launches in the Land Down Under
We’re honored to earn the highest award at International Beverage Competitions with a Double Gold Win for Barrell Dovetail. Our Bourbon Batches 023 and 024 won Gold.
HiConsumption includes Barrell Craft Spirits on its list of 12 Small-Batch Whiskey Distilleries You Should Know, saying that “Barrell is one of the most exceptional stand-outs.”
Whiskeyfellow reviews Barrell Dovetail, saying “I'd buy this one all day long.”
Paste Magazine reviews both Barrell Private Release Whiskey AH04 and AH18, describing AH04 as "quite sweet and very rich, fruit forward and also a spice bomb from start to finish," and calling AH18 an "intense, spicy cinnamon here that is very much of the “Big Red” variety."
Uproxx includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 023 on their list of Bourbons that Perfectly Bridge The Gap Between Summer And Fall, calling this release a “highly nuanced, complex bourbon.”
Drinkhacker reviews Barrell Rye Batch 001 and Batch 003, awarding these releases with a B+ and an A-, respectively. Of Rye Batch 001, they describe the finish as "generous with a gently warming heat and a subtle note of cocoa powder," while noting that the palate of Rye Batch 003 is of "slightly smoky maple syrup and green caramel apples."
Whiskey Culture reviews Barrell Dovetail, giving it a 4/5 and noting that "the blend moves through the sweetness of the port and rum in the nose, to savory in the palate, and dry and earthy on the finish."
Richard Thomas of The Whiskey Reviewer writes that sipping Barrell Whiskey Private Release AH14 was reminiscent of "eating a caramel pear [..], albeit one with a more candied character than the norm."
BUSINESS WIRE – Dovetail Awarded Chairman’s Trophy at the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
The Bourbon Culture reviews Barrell Craft Spirits releases both old and new in their article of The 10 Best Whiskeys from Barrell Craft Spirits.
Uproxx includes Batch 023 on their list of The Best New Bourbons Of 2020 (So Far), saying "the velvet feel of this whiskey sticks in your senses."
Mark Bylok of Whisky Buzz reviews Barrell Rye Batch 003, calling it "a beautiful blend" that is "gentle on complex flavour, and heavy on spice."
Paste Magazine includes Batch 023 on their list of Five More Whiskeys We're Revisiting During Quarantine, saying "it contains some oak-forward influences, maple and distinctive nuttiness."
Mark Bylok of Whisky Buzz reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 023, saying it "hits the mark of being a standout high proof bourbon."
The Manual includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 on their list of The Best American Whiskey For Every Kind of Father, calling this recent release "rich with dark chocolate, orange, and black pepper notes."
Whiskey Consensus reviews Barrell Dovetail, calling it "a very good whiskey" and noting that it is "well-balanced and complex."
Bevvy reviews Barrell Rye Batch 003, stating that this release takes "creamy vanilla and dry, crackling spice — and neatly folds them into one complementary package."
Departures Magazine includes Barrell Rye Batch 003 among its list of 15 High End Spirits to Give Dad This Father’s Day, calling it "bright and vibrant with big spice and fruit notes."
The Bourbon Culture reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 024, deeming it "simply excellent," and declaring "this is the one to get."
Brad Japhe's write up of Barrell Craft Spirits' Private Release Program featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Joe Beatrice offers insight into Barrell's blending process in this Distiller article by Jake Emen, providing step-by-step suggestions for at-home whiskey blending, and sharing hints from years in the trade.
The Alcohol Professor includes Barrell Dovetail in their list, "New American Whiskey to Try, and Old Favorites to Revisit."
Today's Editor's Pick in Forbes, by Brad Japhe
VinePair includes Barrell Craft Spirits among their 30 Best Bourbon Whiskeys for Every Budget (2020), and calls Batch 023 “the product of considered, masterful blending."
Paste Magazine recently reviewed both Barrell Rum Private Release J802 and B903. They called J802, "almost overwhelmingly flavorful on first sip," and described B903 as "herbal and grassy on the nose, with notes of green apple and green plantain."
Whisky Advocate gives Barrell Bourbon Batch 023 a rating of 92, including it on their list of the 7 Barrel Proof Bourbons To Try Now, calling it "a really well-balanced whiskey, with sweetness, spice, and fruit working in harmony."
Uproxx includes Barrell's American Vatted Malt Whiskey on their list of Small Batch Whiskey for Summer Sipping. Pete Stanton, head bartender at Ai Fiori in New York City, is quoted in the article, calling this whiskey "perfect for sipping or a bold stirred cocktail."
The Whiskey Jug reviews Infinite Barrel Project, calling it "sweet and interesting," with a finish that is "nice with the sweet and spicy fade."
Men's Journal includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 023 among the Best Bourbons of 2020, calling it deserving of respect and attention.
The Whiskey Jug reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 023 calling it an "oaky, sweetly rustic bourbon”
Uncrate calls Barrell Rye Batch 003 a "multi-layered rye" with a "caramel-rich profile" and a finish of "candied fruit and spice."
Paste Magazine calls Barrell Bourbon Batch 023 a "powerful bourbon, but supple at the same time" and Barrell Rye Batch 003 "a very pure expression of the rye grain itself.”
Business Wire: Barrell Craft Spirits Batch 021 Named “Best Bourbon” at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Maxim writes about Barrell Bourbon Batch 021: This Blended Whiskey Has Been Crowned Best Bourbon Of The Year
Robb Report includes Barrell Private Release J860 on their list of The 15 Best Rums You Can Buy Right Now
Inside Hook: The Story Behind Barrell, The Year's Best, Most Untraditional Bourbon
Barrell Craft Spirits founder, Joe Beatrice, interviewed on The Bourbon Whiskey Daily Show
Beverage Dynamics Interview with Founder Joe Beatrice and Master Distiller Tripp Stimson
Forbes Magazine: Bourbon’s Rule Breaker: How Barrell Craft Spirits Upblended The Whiskey Industry
Esquire Includes Barrell Bourbon On Their List Of The 10 Best Bourbon Whiskey Brands To Drink Right Now
Maxim includes Barrell Bourbon Batch 020 in its “10 Best New Bottles For Bourbon Heritage Month”
Barrell Bourbon listed on The Manual's 9 Best American Barrel Proof Whiskeys to drink now
Bourbon Culture reviews Batch 021 saying "there’s no denying this is a premium bourbon because the complexity and layers revealed more and more with every sip.”
Drinkhacker says Batch 023 "Drinks older than its age statement with a lush finish full of toasted pecans, cherry Juice, and baked apples. Another year, another winner from Barrell."
Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 listed as Editor's Choice in the Winter 2019 Guide of Whisky Advocate Magazine
Adventures in Whiskey says Barrell Bourbon Batch 022 “comes across as lively and aromatic. The folks behind Barrell Bourbon are always looking to present something interesting in each batch, and they’ve certainly achieved their goal here.”
Business Wire: Barrell Craft Spirits Releases First-Ever American Vatted Malt
The Whiskey Jug says Barrell Bourbon Batch 022 is "nice… quite nice. The aroma sits easy and layered with the darkly sweet and rustic notes that fill this whiskey."
Whiskey Jug describes Batch 021 as "a beautiful bourbon blend.”
Drinkhacker rates Batch 021 an A and Batch 022 an A-
Breaking Bourbon reviews Batch 023 saying "as Joe Beatrice and Tripp Stimson of Barrell Craft Spirits go to great lengths to make every batch different, batch 023 once again succeeds in providing quintessential Barrell Bourbon characteristics that i’ve come to love, but with its own unique spin."
Adventures in Whiskey on Barrell Whiskey American Vatted Malt: the development in the nose and palate is astounding. Just when I think i’ve nailed a particular flavor, two more appear. It’s vibrant, complex, and most importantly delicious.
Adventures in Whiskey reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 "another appetizing release from the meticulous minds at Barrell Craft Spirits. Highly recommended."
Whiskey Reviewer picks the best from 20 batches of Barrell Bourbon
Drinkhacker reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 020: A nice marriage of both styles that shows why Barrell is proud to be called a blender.
Drinkhacker gives Barrell Craft Spirits 15-Year-Old Bourbon an A
The Whiskey Wash: Barrell Craft Spirits Brings American Single Malts Into One Bottling
Breaking Bourbon reviews Barrell Bourbon Batches 018 and 019: With these latest batches Barrell continues to impress, and live up to its premium price point.
Modern Thirst reviews Barrell Bourbon Batch 019 "The sweetness of corn and the nuttiness is a wonderful sign that the blend of these two bourbons was well executed and not just an afterthought.”
Drinkhacker gives Barrell Bourbon Batch 019 an A-
Bourbon & Banter reviews Barrell Dovetail
Barrell Craft Spirits Wins Double Gold Medals Once Again At The San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The Whiskey Jug gives Batch 19 an A-: Fantastic, delicious and dynamic bourbon that snags your attention with the nose and then keeps you coming back sip after sip with what it delivers on the palate.
Bourbon & Banter reviews Barrell Craft Spirits 15-Year-Old Bourbon: “This bourbon checks all the boxes for me.”
Breaking Bourbon reviews Barrell Dovetail: Barrell Craft Spirits continues to impress with a whiskey release layered in flavors that’s as satisfying as it is unique
Drinkhacker gives Barrell Bourbon Batch 019 an A-
Adventures in Whiskey gives Barrell Dovetail a 9/10
Bourbon Smith calls Barrell Dovetail, “a great bourbon with all the best elements of rum, port and cabernet, expertly compiled into one delicious bottle.”