PRIVATE RELEASE BOURBON
There’s so much natural flavor concentration in bourbon that we don’t need finishes to create bottlings of distinction. Each Private Release Bourbon is a blend of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana bourbons of four different ages combined in different ratios. After the initial blending, each expression is left to marry in a bourbon cask until the integration is perfect. Every blend is slightly different, ensuring that no two barrels are ever the same.
The ASCOT Awards announces the 2023 results, with Batch 033, Private Release Bourbon CSX8, and Private Release Bourbon GXA1 winning Double Platinum
Dusty Dan's Whiskey Reviews sips on three Private Release blends. Watch to find out which one was their favorite!
The People’s Bourbon Review explores Private Release Bourbon GXA1, calling it "a bourbon drinker's bourbon."
Power of Bourbon reviews three Private Release blends, saying if you are a big lover of finished whiskey you should have a Barrell product on your shelf.
Stuff & Whiskey reviews three Private Release blends, calling them "well crafted" and acknowledges the blending craftsmanship of Barrell Craft Spirits.
Barrell Private Release Bourbon A01A earns 96 points from Kara Newman at Wine Enthusiast, who notes that "while this cask-strength beast opens fiery, adding just enough water brings out a bright and fruity side."
Men's Journal features Barrell Private Release Bourbon BA1C in their article The Best Whiskeys of 2021, According to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Maxim includes Barrell Private Release Bourbon BA1C in their article The Best Whiskeys and Spirits of 2021, According to a Top Spirits Competition.
Whiskey Consensus reviews Barrell Private Release Bourbon A36i, describing it as, "the kind of pour that continues to change with each sip. "
We’re thrilled that Barrell Bourbon was featured In Uproxx as one the Best in Class Bourbons of 2021.
Whiskeyfellow reviews five Private Release Bourbon samples, providing a comprehensive profile of each and their ratings.
WHISKY ADVOCATE RATINGS
ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE
BX2i - 94 POINTS
CSX8 - 91 POINTS
SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION
BA1C - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON (UP TO 5 YEARS)
BA1C - DOUBLE GOLD
BX2K - GOLD MEDAL
BX1A - GOLD MEDAL
BX2i - GOLD MEDAL
GXAI - GOLD MEDAL
CSX8 - DOUBLE PLATINUM
GXA1 - DOUBLE PLATINUM
BX1A - PLATINUM
BA2K - PLATINUM
BA1C - GOLD
BX2i - GOLD
JOHN BARLEYCORN AWARDS
BX2i - DOUBLE GOLD
BX1A - GOLD
BA2K - GOLD
BA1C - GOLD
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION
BX1A - GOLD