PRIVATE RELEASE WHISKEY
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."
The Barrell Private Release Series is a project in detailed blending on a scale small enough to allow extreme precision. This is the first time in our company’s history that we have offered “micro” blends to the public.
The Private Release Series lets us exercise our blending expertise while maintaining a single barrel-like scale controlled entirely by hand and by palate. Our goal is always to maximize the best attributes of each component. Every ounce of every ingredient changes the overall character of these blends, as does the barrel that each one is aged in. For that reason, these barrels take months to polish and perfect. While we may be able to replicate the recipe for these releases, the unique nature of each ingredient and the barrel they are married in makes every bottling singularly special.
Each release of our Private Release Whiskey is a unique blend of Kentucky Whiskey, the oldest being 18 years old. Once created, these blends are married in single casks, many of which were previously used for other spirits and/or wines. Each Private Release Whiskey series has slightly different base whiskeys and was entered into finishing casks at different times
WHISKY ADVOCATE RATINGS:
AH02 scored a 94 (Fall 2020)
AH08 scored a 94 (Fall 2020)
AH10 scored a 94 (Fall 2020)
AH05 scored a 92 (Fall 2020)
AH14 scored a 92 (Fall 2020)
Read more about each blend and where to find them: