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New England Barrel Company Small Batch Select Bourbon

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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: New England Barrel Company

Distillery: Green River Distilling

Release Date: March 2021

Proof: 117.4

Age: 3 Years and 3 Months

Mashbill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley

Color: Light Bronze

MSRP: $50 (2021)

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NOSE

Thick caramel | Creme brulee | Tobacco leaf | Smoked oak | Syrup | Slight ethanol | Rich thick scents

palate

Syrup | Baking spice | Brown sugar | Syrup soaked raisins | Rich spice | Peppercorn | Bold spice & rich flavors

finish

Vanilla | Syrup | Leather | White peppercorn | Spice | Oak | Grounded & lingering

uniqueness
value
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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.

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 20, 2021
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