Big Bottom Barlow Trail
Blended American Whiskey
Big Bottom // (bottled in) Oregon, USA
Big Bottom's Barlow Trail marque is a proprietary blend of three soucred American whiskeys. Bottled at 91 proof in honor of distiller Ted Pappas' fellow classmates from the class of 1991 at the Citadel, Barlow Trail is a no age statement whiskey. Big Bottom founder Ted Pappas currently serves as president of the Oregon Distillers Guild, and named the company after protected forest land around Oregon's Mount Hood. In its local community, Big Bottom focuses its efforts on working to protect Oregon wildlife as well as supporting conservation efforts.
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 Typenew, charred American oak
"A light nose, more subtle than you'd expect from a 91 proof whiskey. Honeysuckle, vanilla pound cake, and Jordan almonds are discernible behind a pretty good hit of alcohol. On the palate, vanilla and caramel show with a nice full bodied oak tone, more Jordan almonds and Seville orange before a cinnamon and alcohol heat comes rushing in. The finish is quick and hot, with the cinnamon and alcohol heat moving off to reveal peppermint, burnt toast and milk chocolate at the very end. "