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Barrell Rye Batch 003

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Blend of Straight Ryes

Company: Barrell Craft Spirits

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

Release Date: March 2020

Proof: 116.7 (Cask Strength)

Age: 4 Years (Blend of 4-14 year old barrels per company website)

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Light Gold

MSRP: $80 (2020)

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NOSE

Caramel | Cornbread | Grass | Peppermint | Lemon

palate

Roasted nut | Leather | Green apple | Oily mouthfeel

finish

Rye bread | Spice | Dryness | Old oak

uniqueness
value
overall

After a hiatus, Barrell Craft Spirits is back with a new rye batch that turns up the dial on its blending complexity by featuring ryes from four origins and up to 14 years of age. This type of blend is highly unusual for the rye market which typically doesn’t get to experience the same blending creativity as much as bourbon does. The result is a grounded rye that is heavy on earthier notes and more oak forward than most ryes. Yet it also features a great mouthfeel that helps highlight the palate’s complexity by bringing forth the brightness the four base ryes produce together. This isn’t a rye you might now immediately declare your love for, but one you’ll take out at a rye tasting and prove just how unique ryes can actually be.

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

October 23, 2020
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