Barrell Whiskey Batch 005 is a spice driven blend of 9 year-old whiskeys finished in Amaro barrels, American Brandy barrels, Bourbon barrels, and Cognac casks. We finished each whiskey separately and assembled a final blend that also includes Straight Bourbon. This finish then blend technique allows us to focus on the key flavors of each component first, and then on harmony and precision while blending. We believe that this batch is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Distilled in Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
Aged in American white oak barrels; finished in Bourbon, American brandy, and Amaro barrels, and Cognac casks
Mash bill: corn, rye (high and low), malted barley
A balance of honey and spice, this whiskey conjures memories of old candy shops and autumn drams. Enjoy a dark, brooding sweetness balanced with wood and a hint of fire. The 118.4 proof unravels into long folds of complexity and contrast.
Appearance: A core of worn copper tapering out to golden straw edges.
Nose: Sweet and captivating, with inviting aromas of apple pie drizzled with spring blossom honey, caramel corn and honeysuckle. Itís punctuated with robust notes of resinous herbs (rosemary, bay leaf) and enriched by soft, savory tones (veloute-, crushed almond).
Palate: It opens sweet and herbaceous, with notes of molasses, maple sugar, Mary Jane candies, and licorice root.
Finish: Mouthwatering, with a spicy signature of clove oil, red chili oil, and Rainier cherries.
With a few drops of spring water:
The whiskey gets juicier, bringing out nose and palate notes of violet, purple plum, blackberry, candied walnut, and shiso. The palate sees greater development still, growing earthier and more complex (autumn leaves, peat moss, and pu-erh tea).