In 2017, we came up with the idea of blending a bourbon to celebrate the New Year, and we gave ourselves free reign to develop something to capture the spirit of the season. It was the first time we blended barrels of different ages with different mashbills from different states, and we had a lot of fun doing it.
We’ve released our New Year edition every year since. This year Barrell Bourbon New Year 2020 is comprised of reserves from some of our batches and other choice barrels coming from 5 distilleries in 5 states. Deep and comforting wintery flavors of kirsch-spiked cocoa, mulled cider and Irish coffee lend tingly warmth to the opening. As bourbon rests on the palate, prickly alcohol invokes peach Bellini and meyer lemon. As it mellows, darker flavors of hazelnut, hickory, dried fig and grains of paradise expand. We believe New Year 2020 captures the spirit of the holiday season, as our previous editions did.
Spirit Type: American Bourbon Whiskey/Whisky