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.
Barrell Bourbon Batch #004 bursts of sea salt and slowly cooked peach preserves give way to smoldering Turkish tobacco across your tongue. Dark toasted English Muffins served sizzling hot, smeared with both lemon marmalade and sweet French butter immediately comes into view. This sweetness dissipates into dried licks of cedar-tinged lead pencil shavings. There is assertiveness to each sip; this whiskey is both sophisticated and confident. The Bourbon #004 merely whispers the 116.7 proof with raw honey in the finish that eventually leads to a long and salty peanut brittle ending.
- Mash bill: corn, rye, malted barley
- Distilled in Kentucky
- Bottled at 116.7 proof
- Aged for 6 years, 4 months in charred white oak barrels.
NOSE: Cast iron pan cooked cornbread right up front, slathered with hand-crushed Tellicherry peppercorns and served alongside slowly barbequed turkey wings.
PALATE: Crushed limestone redolent with firm- yet well balanced hints of Caribbean baking spices and deeply scented peach butter across the tongue and lips.
FINISH: Both luxurious and pertinent with a finish that turns quickly into dribs of saddle leather and deeper notes of burning tobacco.