Barrell Bourbon Batch 033 is a marriage of high-rye barrels and high-corn barrels ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old. The result is a decadent and rich bourbon with layers of spice and nuttiness.
All the whiskeys used in this release were distilled and aged in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. Two sets of barrels mingled together for two months, then the balance was adjusted for the optimal combination.
NOSE: A wildflower meadow showing dandelion, nasturtium, and fennel. The floral qualities are intense and concentrated. Late summer fruits round out the profile, among them Rainier cherry, watermelon, and crushed apple.
TASTE: Cinnamon rolls arrive with rich, buttery brioche dough, gooey caramel, and a spicy kick of cinnamon. The spice quickly expands to include wasabi and ginger.
FINISH: Quite crisp, with an initial burst of sea spray and lemonade. These fade to reveal lingering notes of raspberry eau-de-vie and pastis.