Complex and layered with bold flavors of butterscotch, sandalwood, and waves of mint. The mouthfeel is rich and oily and shows some stone fruit and an interesting jalapeno note. At 107 proof we expected a hotter palate, but it is lithe and lingers. A long, well-developed finish full of minerality and black pepper spice gave us reason to refill the glass immediately!
We have been really impressed with everything that Joe Beatrice and his team at Barrell Craft Spirits have released. And it’s clear that a panel of highly regarded judges felt the same. To be crowned the “Best Bourbon” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a monumental feat for this rapidly growing, small batch whiskey company. When it is time for a new batch, the team sorts through casks through rigorous tasting to pick the collection of whiskeys that are showing best at that moment, regardless of age, and bottle them at cask strength. The result are completely unique batches of bourbon. We can attest that these one-of-a-kind batches are stunningly delicious. We think you’ll agree.