Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Barrell Bourbon Batch 003

I've lived in Maryland for 7 years now, but being raised in the south means I'll never get used to this cold weather. Winter is coming, so turn on the fireplace, grab your blankets and more importantly, grab your bourbon! The third expression from Barrell Bourbon- Batch 003- shipped this fall and we were excited to get our hands on it! As mentioned in our previous reviews, these guys aren't distillers, but rather curators of fine whiskey out of New York, NY. 

KY straight bourbon whiskey
Bottle 271
70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley
5 years old
122 proof

Color: Amber

Nose: It's a sweet nose full of sugar, creamy vanilla, and yellow cake. Baking spices, leather, and citrus round it out and add depth for a deep aroma.

Taste: Candy corn and caramel combine for a sweet and chewy mouth feel. Similar to the nose, there is leather and tobacco present on the mid palate along with a sharp, peppery rye spice.

 Finish: Although this is a barrel proof expression, it finishes very smooth with caramel, oak, and rye spice.

Conclusion: This is the third expression from Barrell Bourbon. Many of you have asked how I would rank the three, so here it goes: 1) Batch 001, 2) Batch 003, 3) Batch 002. This third batch is a solid pour that finishes fairly smooth given the proof. A nice whiskey indeed- props to the folks +Barrell Bourbon 

 My Rating: B (Good)

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