Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: New England Barrel Company
Distillery: Green River Distilling
Release Date: March 2021
Age: 3 Years and 3 Months
Mashbill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
Color: Light Bronze
MSRP: $50 (2021)
Thick caramel | Creme brulee | Tobacco leaf | Smoked oak | Syrup | Slight ethanol | Rich thick scents
Syrup | Baking spice | Brown sugar | Syrup soaked raisins | Rich spice | Peppercorn | Bold spice & rich flavors
Vanilla | Syrup | Leather | White peppercorn | Spice | Oak | Grounded & lingering
Sourced bourbon is easy to scoff at, especially with the proliferation of it in the market over the last few years. While much of it is sourced from Indiana or Tennessee, New England Barrel Company takes the road slightly less traveled and sourced from Green River Distilling (formerly OZ Taylor Distillery), in Kentucky. The end result is a bourbon that drinks way higher than its actual age. While only a tad over 3 years old, their Small Batch Bourbon delivers big bold sweet and spicy flavors that pull you back in for more the moment you finish a sip. New England Barrel Company is a good reminder that even when bourbon is on the younger side, whether sourced or not, if it’s good bourbon, the end result can be quite enjoyable.
The bottle being reviewed comes from Batch # 21-01.