Age: 9 years
Tasted: Neat & w/ a tablespoon of water in a glencairn glass
Barrell Bourbon is a sourced whiskey that is gaining a lot of popularity in the whiskey community. The trick? They are distributing tasty, cask strength whiskey that many whiskey drinkers are dying to try.
Barrell Bourbon recently released batch #008 of Tennessee Whiskey and it is setting high milestones for the brand. This batch is both the highest proof (132.8) batch ever released by Barrell Bourbon, and the oldest at 9 years. Like batches 005 & 006, the mash bill consists of 70% corn, 26% rye, and 4% malted barley.
Nose: Peanut brittle. Cinnamon. Spice. Fruit. Buttered movie popcorn!
Palate: Load of brown sugar. Cinnamon. Maple syrup. Peanut. Favorite part of this pour is the rich oily mouthfeel.
Finish: LONG. Really nice peanut. Chocolate. Oak.
Grade: 83 – 86 (B) = Good, Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have
This a good, unique bottle of whiskey! Adding water to Barrell Bourbon Batch 008 really opens up the flavors. I really enjoy these high proof Tennessee whiskies. They come in so flavor and bring in lovely notes of peanut which I’m always fan of. In my opinion, Barrell Bourbon offers the best Tennessee Whiskey on the market today. Overshadowing the likes of Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof, and George Dickel offerings.
I did a quick side by side tasting with batch 006 & 008. Batch 006 had the slight edge in my opinion. It was a little rounder on the palate. Batch 008 had more depth of flavors. I think the bottle of batch 008 that I have needs some more time to breath. It should just get better with a few more weeks of being open.Tags: barrell bourbon 008, Bourbon, bourbon blog, bourbon ranking, bourbon review, cleveland, review, whiskey, Whiskey blog, Whiskey review