Thursday, October 1, 2015

Barrell Bourbon Batch 005

The fifth bourbon expression from Barrell Bourbon has hit the shelves just in time for the Fall season. As the days are getting shorter and colder along the east coast, what better way to stay warm [and happy] than with cask strength bourbon!

-124.7 proof
-8 years 3 months
-Bottle #299

Nose: Initial waves of egg custard, sweet corn and fudge, quickly followed by spice, peanuts, and oak.

Taste: Sweet from start to finish; almond nougat, cornbread, vanilla bean, Captain Crunch cereal, and tobacco.

Finish: Dry and warming with  hints of cornmeal, toffee and a slight spice. The heat is present but is expected given the proof.

Conclusion: Batch 005 is a good whiskey curated from the people at Barrell Bourbon. It's a fairly sweet expression but has a decent complexity of robust flavors. At $83 a bottle, it's hard to recommend this over your daily drinker; I suggest trying before you buy if possible.

My Rating: B (Good)

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