New Year. New Beginnings. New Traditions. To celebrate the spirit of the season, guys and gals behind the Barrel Bourbon line crafted this limited release bourbon. They mixed together barrels of different ages and mashbills, comprised of reserves from some of their batches, and other choice barrels coming from 7 distilleries in 5 states. Cheers to the New Year!
Christmas cake explodes from the glass, studded with slivered almonds, prunes, and black currants. The lightly roasted coffee note drifting up is reminiscent of the New Orleans classic, Café Brulôt, where clove-studded oranges are floated in brandy, set aflame, then slowly extinguished with black coffee.
Appearance: Dark honey with ginger highlights.
Nose: Rich, deeply fruited and subtly spiced with slivered almonds, prunes, and black currants. Coffee notes are followed by soft oak, licorice, and vanilla flecked whipped cream atop hot cocoa, reminiscent of a finely aged Armagnac.
Palate: Like your first bite of a cheerily iced gingerbread man and rounded out by Twix candy bar, hazelnut cappuccino, and fig jam. The mouthfeel grows syrupy as it sits on the palate.
Finish: Creme de menthe melting into cocoa with a dash of steaming black coffee.