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barrell seagrass


Seagrass is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and finished separately in Martinique Rhum, Madeira & apricot brandy barrels. It highlights the grassy oceanside notes we love in rye and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. Each release is blended to taste and bottled at true cask strength, resulting in subtle proof variations between blends

BCS is proud to announce a collaboration with The Ocean Foundation.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Barrell Seagrass will be donated to The Ocean Foundation to contribute to the conservation and restoration of seagrass.


You can read more about this partnership here

Barrell Seagrass
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - DOUBLE GOLD (2021), (2023)

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 92 Points (2021), 93 points (2022)

  • Fred Minnick - Top 100 American Whiskeys of 2021 lists Barrell Seagrass as Number 2.

  • Ascot Awards - GOLD MEDAL (2021)

  • L.A. Spirits Awards - PLATINUM MEDAL (2021)

  • John Barleycorn Awards - GOLD MEDAL (2021)

  • Robb Report - BEST OF THE BEST (2021)

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Barrell Seagrass is an ode to coastal memories, blended to evoke the joy of a day on the beach and an evening listening to the soothing rhythm of waves. Hot sun, brisk air, dry sand, and oceanside vegetation are brought to mind. A ripe and inviting tropical nose and grassy, bright body evolve to a finish as long as the view down the shore on a clear day.

A basket brimming with tropical and orchard fruits lies at the heart of this juicy whiskey, with prominent tones of ripe apricot from the brandy casks. The tropical notes are kept in check by a broad array of spicy and herbaceous rye aromas and complemented by the delicate florals of grassy, Martinique rhum. With a splash of water, the oxidized Madeira notes emerge, candying the fruit and bringing out an earthiness on the palate.




Appearance: A pale tawny with straw highlights.

Nose: High concentrations of bright, fruity esters lend a perfume-like character to the aroma. Honeydew melon and plum sit alongside a slice of ripe apricot resting out in the sun. The underlying rye is revealed by a sea-like salinity, tarragon, and elderflower.

Palate: Sweet and juicy, Seagrass opens on pear, lychee, and white grapefruit. Classic rye flavors of cinnamon, rosemary, fennel seed, and rosehip aren’t far behind.  Unctuous texture and sandy tannin are complemented by a delicate astringency so common to Canadian whiskeys.

Finish: Fresh and clean, but the persistent tannin and astringency focus the powerful burst of camphor, chalk dust, and scorched earth.

With a few drops of spring water

Despite bright notes of passionfruit and geranium, the nose settles down considerably. The fresh notes are now candied -- papaya, orange peel, and ginger. Liege waffle and beef tallow lay a rich foundation. The palate grows creamier, displaying french vanilla ice cream, pawpaw, and orris root.


Men's Journal includes Barrell Seagrass as one of the Best Bourbons for an Old Fashioned

SLB Drinks
includes Barrell Seagrass in their roundup of the 22 Best Bourbons & Whiskies To Give As Gifts, calling it "one of the best finished ryes"

Whiskey Vault features Barrell Seagrass, calling it "a damn good whiskey"

Whiskey Raiders calls Barrell Seagrass a "damn-near perfect whiskey" in their roundup of 10 Best Summer Whiskeys to Drink While Staying Cool in the Heat.

UPROXX lists BCS Gold Label Seagrass in "The Best Rum-Finished American Whiskeys, Ranked," saying, "You’ll always find something fun, new, and intriguing every time you return to this pour." Barrell Seagrass, Dovetail, and Armida are also included.

Whiskey Raiders describes Barrell Seagrass as “all-star material” in their roundup of the 10 Best Rye Whiskeys Spirits Critic Jay West Has Ever Tasted. BCS Gold Label Seagrass and Gray Label Seagrass are also included.

Robb Report 
names Barrell Seagrass as Best Cask-Finished Rye Whiskey in their roundup of The 11 Best Rye Whiskeys to Buy Right Now.

Imbibe includes Seagrass in their roundup of 10 American Rye Whiskies to Drink Right Now, calling it "bright and juicy."

Tasting Table includes Barrell Seagrass in their roundup of The 10 Best Whiskeys For A Sazerac, saying “Seagrass is a symphony of fruity, salty, almost green tasting rye whiskey that's unlike anything in recent memory.”

VinePair includes Barrell Seagrass and Stellum Rye on their list of the 30 Best Rye Whiskey Brands (2021) as part of their Buy This Booze series.

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