Barrell Bourbon New Year 2018

Barrell Bourbon New Year 2018

Price: $70 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned By: Sourced / Barrell

Region: Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, Texas

55.6% ABV

Aged For: Blend with the youngest being 2, the oldest being 14 years

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Caramel, cherries, toasted oak, vanilla, honey, spices, cream, leather

Feel: Medium, warm, dry

Taste: Fruit and cherries with a touch of raspberry, caramel, vanilla, oak, tobacco, and clove

Finish: Cream, butterscotch, chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker, marshmallow, medium warmth and lasting

Thoughts: I didn’t know what to expect coming into this, I’ve been a fan of the Barrell releases, but when I see New York bourbon on a label I don’t have good thoughts. But this is a great blend with good flavors, blending casks really is an art, and Barrell seems to kick ass at it.

Score: 86 out of 100

 

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