Double Gold for Barrell Bourbon

April 2, 2019

Barrell Takes Double Gold

  • Barrell Bourbon Batch 018

  • Best Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years and Older, Double Gold 

  • Barrell Bourbon Batch 019

  • Double Gold

  • Barrell Bourbon Batch 017

  • Double Gold

  • Barrell Bourbon Batch 016

  • Gold medal winner 

  • Barrell Dovetail Whiskey

  • Gold medal winner 

The results of the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition are in and we're elated. Barrell Bourbon Batch 018 received a Double Gold medal and won best Small Batch Bourbon in the 11 year and over category. Barrell Bourbon Batch 019 and Batch 017 were also prestigious Double Gold winners, considered outstanding and earning top marks from all judges. Capturing Gold medals were Barrell Dovetail Whiskey and Barrell Bourbon Batch 016.

Barrell Bourbon Batch 018 is a cinnamon bomb of a bourbon. We began with a juicy and tropical 11-year-old blend and layered in more structured and spice-driven 14 and 15-year-old barrels to give this batch a serious amount of character and bite. 

  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee and Kentucky

  • Selection of 11, 14 and 15-year-old barrels

  • 111.56 proof cask strength bottling 

Barrell Bourbon Batch 019 focuses on some dark cherry and almond notes that Joe finds particularly appealing. We sorted a careful selection of 9.5 to14-year-old barrels from Kentucky and Tennessee into 5 groups. We then blended portions of those 5 groups together to maximize the unique qualities of each. The sweet opening notes give way to nutty and herbaceous nuance, all overlaid by a lattice of barrel spice.

  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee and Kentucky

  • Selection of 9.5 to 14-year-old barrels

  • 109.4 proof cask strength bottling

Barrell Bourbon Batch 017 is an homage to a style of bourbon we love, which has become increasingly hard to find. It’s the classic 10-year-old: high proof and balanced, oak driven but complex. This batch is our tribute to the elegant bourbons of the past. 

  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky

  • Selection of 10-year, 4 month, 14 and 15-year-old barrels

  • 112.5 proof cask strength bottling

Bourbon Batch 016 is a blend of barrels set aside over the past year for a distinct toasted orange note. The ages range from 9 year 9 months to 15-years-old. Deeply concentrated but not too oaky, this bourbon is unique due to the barrels being selected for similar qualities despite being different ages and coming from different distilleries.

  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky

  • Selection of 9 year 9 month, 11 and 15-year-old barrels​​

  • 105.8 proof cask strength bottling​

Dovetail is blended to highlight some of our favorite flavors. Woody bourbon; terroir driven Dunn Cabernet; toasted french oak; Late Bottled Vintage Port pipes; black strap molasses casks; all working in tandem to create a buttery and deep whiskey as unique as it is delicious. Dovetail took almost a year to get right, from blending to labeling, all coming together in a seemingly perfect point.

  • 10-year-old whiskey distilled in Indiana, finished in Dunn Vineyards Cabernet barrels

  • 11-year-old bourbon distilled in Tennessee finished in black strap rum casks and LBV Port Pipes

  • 122.9 proof cask strength bottling

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the largest international spirits competition in the United States. Judging is blind and done by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirits judges. The full list of results is listed on their website.


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