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Barrell Bourbon Batch 029

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Blend of Straight Bourbons

Company: Barrell Craft Spirits

Distillery: Sourced (from undisclosed distilleries in Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky)

Release Date: July 2021

Proof: 115.88

Age: 6 Years (blend of 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, and 16 year old barrels per company website)

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Dark Copper

MSRP: $90 (2021)

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NOSE

Cinnamon stick | Brown sugar | Stewed apples | Dried apricot | Light spice caps it off

palate

Tropical fruit | Maple sugar candy | Barrel char | Dark chocolate | Caramel | Vanilla | Nutty | Spicy mix develops on the backend | Rich & robust but not overly hot

finish

Spice intensifies & lingers forming a base for other flavors | Caramel | Crescent rolls | Tobacco on the backend | Long

uniqueness
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According to Barrell Craft Spirits, the base of Batch 029 is composed of a blend of Indiana bourbons, expanded with 6 and 7 year old rye grain Kentucky bourbons, 9 and 10 year old wheated Kentucky bourbons, and finally accented with a small amount of 6, 14, and 16 year old Tennessee bourbons. In addition to its inherent complexity, the blend does not taste like it specifically originates from any of the aforementioned states - most notably Tennessee which can have a distinct identifying flavor note. While some of Barrell Craft Spirits’ Bourbon Batch releases lean more heavily into a particular flavor note, Batch 029 offers a range of different flavors that all come together while still maintaining a familiar-enough bourbon-centric base to satisfying results. Barrell Craft Spirits continues their streak of releasing ”worth seeking out” bourbons with Batch 029.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

August 11, 2021
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