Review #764 | /r/Bourbon Review #423 – Barrell Bourbon (Batch 008)
The Schtick: This is batch 8 released by Barrell Bourbon. This is sourced from an undisclosed Tennessee distiller and is barreled at cask strength. At the time of its release, it was the highest proof release from Barrell.
Distiller: Undisclosed Tennessee Distiller
ABV: 66.4% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Nose: Honey, heavy clove and spice. Waffle cone, vanilla. Faintly floral.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel but significant heat. It is hot. Spicy pepper, tobacco, vanilla and oak. 80% spicy, 20% sweet.
Finish: Long, but very hot. Floral, minty. Orange zest, faintly chalky. Lots of spice and interesting floral notes.
Overall: This was a dry, hot, spicy bourbon. I liked what notes were there but found the heat to be a bit overbearing.
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