Barrell Whiskey Batch 001
Blended American Whiskey
Barrell Craft Spirits // Indiana (aged in Kentucky), USA
Launched in 2015, Barrell Whiskey Batch 001 is the first non-bourbon released by Connecticut-based Barrell Craft Spirits. It's distilled in Indiana from a mashbill of corn, rye, and barley (50% 7-year old and 50% 8-year old whiskeys), then aged in Kentucky using ex-bourbon barrels. After 7 to 8 years in the barrels, the whiskey is blended and bottled at 122.5 proof. This whiskey is neither charcoal nor chill-filtered.
Blended American WhiskeyStraight whiskey(s) must comprise at least 20% of the blend with the remainder comprised of whisky of any type or a grain neutral spirit or a combination of the two.
Cask TypeEx-Bourbon American Oak
"The first impression of this whiskey isn't typical of something so high proof: vanilla, lemon zest, barley, bright oranges. The taste is decadent with a buttercream-frosting flavor and richness followed by dark fruit and even bubblegum. The proof is intense yet welcome, bringing the flavors of the barrel in full force on the back end. This is a spirit to sit and pick apart with friends by the fire."