Barrell Bourbon New Year 2017

A selection of 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13-year old Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels

 Separately distilled in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana

Aged in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana​

Crafted and bottled in Kentucky

​117.0 proof cask strength bottling​

Aged in American white oak barrels​​

FLAVOR NOTES

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Appearance: Luxuriant 18 karat gold flecked with cinnamon red at its heart with edges of yellower gold leaf shimmering with each gentle swirl of the glass.

Nose: Wet leather and Tahitian-vanilla bean challah French toast awash in hazelnut brown butter and dark maple syrup.  Sweet plum and cherry notes give way to campfire and toasted buckwheat for a simultaneously familiar and exotic aroma.

Palate: Smoldering oak underlies the ever-present heat with each slurp accentuated by salted caramel and droplets of condensed milk.

Finish: Crackling hot late season corn pudding, covered in dollops of rapidly melting sweet butter jump at you.  Each sip plunges down the throat, drenched in spicy citrus marmalade and toasted grains.

With a few drops of water

Notes of spicy ginger beer, sarsaparilla, and birch bark rush across the palate, making way for toasted brioche topped with smoked butter and raw honey.  Filtered stream water carries the strong presence of this remarkable liquid, making it sing.

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Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer