Nashville Barrel Company Small Batch Rye Whiskey Batch 2

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Classification: Rye

Company: Nashville Barrel Company

Distillery: Sourced (From undisclosed distillery[ies] in Indiana)

Release Date: March 2021

Proof: 100

Age: Blend of 4 and 8 Year Rye Whiskeys

Mashbill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Dark Gold

MSRP: $60

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Summer fruits | Vanilla bean | Cinnamon spice | Light Oak | Creme brulee | Fruit forward with underlying spice


Peaches and cream | Vanilla | Oak | Leather | White peppercorn | Light rye spice | Fruity with hints of earthiness


Leather | Dry oak | Vanilla | Peppercorn | Rye spice | Lingering spice & oak


Nashville Barrel company calls their Small Batch Rye Batch 2 “A duet of ryes”, with the end result being a release containing less than 15,000 bottles. Much like Batch 1, many of the similar fruit and spice traits are present, however the fruit flavors are slightly more pronounced in Batch 2’s sip. Even with this added pronunciation of its fruit notes, the rye still nicely balances these traits with more earthy grounded ones. While the price of admission is slightly high for the resulting sip, Nashville Barrel Company is quickly proving that they have the blending skills to put out a consistent product that will easily please anyone who is willing to give it a go.

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: Jordan

May 24, 2021
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