Review #1508 – Barrell Craft Spirits 14yr Single Barrel V220 Rye Bourbon Street Wine and Spirits Selection

The Schtick: This is a pretty interesting release. This is a single cask of rye picked by Bourbon Street Wine and Spirits from Barrell. It’s 14 years old, the provenance is unknown (to us) and it’s a bruiser at 73.06% ABV. Let’s dive in.


Review #1508 | Rye Review #652

Distiller: Undisclosed

Bottler: Barrell

Brand: Barrell

Selection: Bourbon Street Wine and Spirits

ABV: 73.06% ABV

Age: 14 Years


Nose: Rich apple, brown sugar, some toffee and nougat. Sweet overall, faint peanut but very little. Light and fruity.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Hot, bitter, varnish. Interesting earthy quality, loaded with pepper and allspice. Bitter oak and earth. Some astringency, mild funk note like a mild hop influence.

Finish: Short, but punishing and rough. The dirty, earthy astringency and musty varnish note isnt welcome, and covers up the delightful notes from the nose that I liked so much.

Overall: Barrell. I thought we were friends. What are you doing.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 3


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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