PRIVATE RELEASE BOURBON
The Barrell Private Release Bourbon series is an exercise in micro-blending and variations on a theme. We selected a variety of bourbons spread across 4 different ages and blended 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 will be selected, so every recipe is only made once.
Our belief is that blending can make bourbons that span the greatest spectrum of flavor. The Private Release program allows an entirely new set of options for those looking for unique and exclusive products.
Each blend is a marriage of Bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana, and is constructed from a volumetric recipe based on a component age statement.
Read more about each blend and where to find them:
NOTABLE PRESS FOR BARRELL CRAFT SPIRITS' PRIVATE RELEASE SERIES
Richard Thomas of Whiskey Reviewer reviews Barrell Whiskey Private Release AH18, noting that “this armagnac-polished whiskey has a golden look to it, and a nose that smacks of apples, pears and vanilla.”
We're excited to announce our Whisky Advocate Magazine Fall 2020 ratings. 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.
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."