Barrell Bourbon Batch 011 is the culmination of a 2 year long barrel sorting project focused on highlighting a particularly rare and bright flavor note found in only select barrels of Bourbon.The base of this blend is 6-year-old barrels but it contains older barrels as well. Raw honey drenched Bing cherries atop toasted sweet corn pudding. Hearty Russian Rye toast soldiers sprinkled with sea salt slathered in maple butter and summer fruit compote. The rich and flavorful grains plunge into soft creaminess and recollects state fair caramel popcorn in the finish, belying the 114.8 proof heat.
Appearance: Clear edges with gossamer legs meld into a golden honey with a veneer of rose gold and terra cotta.
Nose: Piping hot cornmeal Hush Puppies liberally sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. Notes of Cavendish tobacco and bourbon barrels give way to a lush cherry preserves aroma.
Palate: A sharp burst of corn soufflé dissipates into honey graham cracker crusted pecan pie tartlets. The 114.8 proof provides for a multi-minute finish of hot stone fruit crumble.
Finish: Hot puff pastry filled with stovetop griddled bacon and a touch of dry Burgundy mustard.
With a few drops of water
The water softens and lengthens the flavors found in this bourbon, delivering a deeply rich and satisfying sip.