Barrell Craft Spirits® (BCS), the award-winning independent blender and bottler of unique aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum, has unveiled its most recent Bourbon release from the Barrell Craft Spirits Line, a special blend of straight bourbon whiskeys matured for a minimum of 15 years. Distilled in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, this ultra-premium limited release was crafted and bottled in Kentucky at peak maturity (104.9 proof, 52.45% ABV). In addition to Bourbon, the Barrell Craft Spirits Line also includes Whiskey and Rum.
Named “Best American Whiskey of 2018” by whiskey authority Fred Minnick in Forbes Magazine, this year’s complex release offers a bouquet shifting between heady minerals, tart fruits, woodsy spices and rich, nutty notes; with a delicacy that belies the explosion of oak on the palate. The addition of water brings out a creaminess which transforms the nose into a lush and tropical experience; bright but mature with exotic fruit notes rarely found in such old bourbon.