A blend of straight Bourbon Whiskeys
Distilled and aged in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana Selection of 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, and 16-year-old barrels Aged in American white oak barrels
Bottled in Kentucky
115.88 proof cask strength bottling
The base of Barrell Bourbon Batch 029 is an herbal and viscous blend of Indiana bourbons. The blend was expanded with 6 and 7-year-old rye-grain Kentucky bourbon, chosen for its exotic cinnamon spice note and ﬂoral 9 and 10-year-old wheated bourbon. Finally, a small amount of 6, 14, and 16 year old Tennessee bourbon was added for a fruity nose and a long, oxidative ﬁnish.
Nose: A classical opening of brown sugar-laced oatmeal and freshly conditioned leather. As you swirl a Glencairn glass, Williams pear, cantaloupe, and mulled wine develop. From a rocks glass the evolution is more tropical, leaning rather toward tangerine, dried papaya, and mint tea with honeycomb. Herbs soon follow -- basil, dill, and wasabi powder. The aroma ﬁnally stabilizes into something resembling Pedro Ximenez sherry, displaying rosewater, treacle tart, and boiled cider.
Palate: Unmistakably cask strength. A bright, pithy lime cordial note is rounded out by Mirabelle plum and sugar snap pea. Once the palate has acclimatized, more traditional ﬂavors of affogato, molasses, and roasted mixed nuts emerge.
Finish: A bold salinity tugs at the taste buds, calling soft pretzel to mind. As it fades, soft ﬂavors of milk chocolate and shredded coconut wash over the palate.
Spirit Type: American Bourbon Whiskey/Whisky