-8 years 3 months
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)