Barrell Rye Single Barrel Cask Strength 13 Year
AdbamReviewed November 5, 2022Lock stock 16 year rye vs Barrell 13 year rye 13 Nose : tart, rich spicey rye light ethanol 16 nose : sweet rich tangy almost like cheese but not 13 taste : tangy funk rye spicy, citrus fruits with a good funky spicy finish 16 taste : rich sweet smooth and oaky, rich desert wine rye with a lighter spicy finish Well I sampled the 13 first tonight and it showed up. It has more depth and spice and the flavor I want in a rye. I have rated the lock 16 higher before seperately. Lock is no slouch, very rich and sweet with a nice oak finish. Tonight the barrell wins but could be different another night. Either way both great ryes! Barrell 13 - 9.5/10 Lock 16 - 9.25/10
AdbamReviewed October 3, 2022I did a side by side with this Barrell 13yr Sib cs (barrel #L950) Canadian rye and and a Barrell rye cs 4yr rye batch #003. Color : the 13 year is a few shades lighter. 13yr Nose : Rich almost winey what I expect with a canadian. Deep sweet rye spice. Batch 3 nose : light ethanol, still rich but not as much, rye with a little vegetable Batch 3 Taste: sharp wood sweet rye with a little heat. Bitter and sweet numb finish. 4.15/5 13 yr taste: this one swirls so nicely with good size legs. Rich multi layered, sweet earthy rye, dry wine, caramel and light apples. Sweet rye lingers with a medium numb finish 4.6/5 Conclusion: It's hard to compare these even though they are both Barrell. Definitely different styles of rye. Batch 3 has a lot of Indiana and maybe polish rye influence. I am a sucker for a high proof nicely aged Canadian so the 13yr wins. They are both great and would never turn down either.
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