Our story is simple. Many exceptional whiskeys never reach the discerning palates of those who would most appreciate them. Barrell’s mission is to find and curate the best barrels and batches of whiskey, wherever they may be. Left alone, this product would likely be forgotten or blended with other whiskeys, forfeiting its unique flavor and style. To preserve the singular characteristics of each batch, we bottle all our whiskeys at cask strength. We take pride in our small part of preserving and presenting new and unique whiskeys to the people who enjoy them most.
We are not tied to recreating a single recipe or style. Every barrel and every batch we bring to you will be different. Barrell thrives on and embraces this freedom. The unpredictability of barrel aging is something to celebrate, not stifle. We, in essence, provide the stage on which the whiskey may speak for itself.
Blended from 7 and 8 year-old whiskeys aged in oak, this American Whiskey is unlike any other. Imagine a brioche French toast dripping with fresh-churned butter and dark maple syrup. With each bite, a spiciness reminiscent of fine, stone ground chocolate lingers in the back of the mouth. Soft to the palate throughout, the next sip is always welcome.
The mash of Barrell Whiskey Batch #001 is a mix of corn, rye, and malted barley. Akin to a “Vatted Malt,” no neutral grain spirit is added. We do not chill filter, a common practice that removes natural, flavor rich oils. Only a coarse particulate filter strains the small bits of charred oak surrendered by the barrel. Like many great whiskeys, this spirit has aged gently in ex-bourbon barrels. As much as we love the intense flavor of a bourbons, the abundant wood sugars in the new barrels required for their production mask many subtler, complex flavors. This spirit’s patient aging in used cooperage yields a drier dram open to revealing these subtle essences of taste.
- Mash bill: Corn, Rye, and Barley
- Distilled in Indiana
- Aged in Kentucky
- Bottled at 122.5 proof
- Aged for at least 7 years in charred white oak barrels
NOSE: Sweet tobacco, bittersweet chocolate nibs, crushed persimmon.
PALATE: Anson Mills-Stone Ground Grits with long cooked stone fruits.
FINISH: Great curves, irresistible, sensory, leading to a lightly toasted hazelnut brittle.