Barrell Craft Spirits Batch 026 Cask Strength 9 year old
|Region||United States, Kentucky|
|Brand||Barrell Craft Spirits|
Barrell Bourbon 26 is a blend of straight bourbon whiskies distilled and aged in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. The selection is comprised of 9, 10, 11, 13, and 15-year-old barrels. This vatting was created in several blending steps. The first was a fusion of 9-year-old high rye barrels, peppery and pointed on the palate, 10-year-old oak-forward barrels, and sweet, toasty 11-year-old barrels for mouthfeel and classic baking spice notes. The second blending step balanced citrus-forward 10, 12 and 15-year-old barrels with spicy, floral 9-year-old high rye barrels. These two blends were gradually co-mingled, resulting in an intriguing bourbon that dances between fruit and spice long into its finish. Like a well-aged Sauternes, a complex array of fresh, dried, and cooked fruits dominates the aroma, supported by pungent florals and a delicate layer of barrel-spice. The palate is concentrated and extractive, having pulled quite a lot of sugar and peppery spice from the cask. Water tames it, bringing forth a panoply of tropical fruits on the nose and creamy desserts on the palate.