Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Label Whiskey (2021 Release)


Classification: Canadian Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry and XO Armagnac Casks

Company: Barrell Craft Spirits

Distillery: Undisclosed Canadian Distillery(ies)

Release Date: December 2021

Proof: 121.64

Age: 24 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Yellow Gold

MSRP: $250 (2022)

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Anise | Ginger root | Apricot | Nutmeg | Light & inviting


Crème brûlée | Dragon fruit | Coconut sugar | Cloves | Pie crust | Light oak | Sweet & easy to sip


Dash of ginger spice | Tropical fruit | Brown sugar | Spice pulls back into focus and lingers


Described in detail in the company press release, the process to create BCS Gray Label Whiskey was a complex one. Starting with two sets of 24 year old Canadian whiskey barrels and then finishing different components separately in Oloroso Sherry and XO Armagnac casks, the resulting blend offers a unique twist on what feels like a light whiskey base. Despite having spent 24 years in barrels and a 120+ proofpoint, the whiskey is anything but over-oaked and is surprisingly easy to sip. Tropical fruit flavors against sweet notes and an array of spices, the whiskey is layered in complexity showcasing what Barrell Craft Spirits is known for. At $250 this won’t be for everyone, but if you’re seeking a premium, complex yet characteristically sweet whiskey, this fits the bill.

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 Beiter

January 13, 2022
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