Here’s a fun finish that’ll have you dreaming of the tropics. ‘Seagrass Rye’ picks up so much opulence and nuance from the unique mix of finishing barrels. The whiskey itself is a blend of American and Canadian rye, with each ingredient finished separately in Martinique Rhum Agricole casks, apricot brandy casks, and Madeira barrels, respectively. Bright fruity esters build a perfumed nose of tropical notes kept in check by the spicy and herbaceous rye. The palate is sweet and juicy. A splash of water brings out the Madeira notes and adds a little candy to the fruit. Unctuous, with sandy tannin and delicate astringency, this is a unique take on a familiar spirit just begging you to slow down and savor each sip.
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.