Review #770 | /r/Bourbon Review #426 – Barrell Bourbon New Year 2017 Limited Release
The Schtick: This is a blend of 5, 7, 8, 9, and 13 year old spirit that is sourced by Barrell from distilleries in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. This batch was released as a year end limited edition. It is barreled at the blended cask strength (no dilution of one or any of the constituents).
Distiller: Various (Blend)
ABV: 58.5% ABV
Age: 5 Year Age Statement
Nose: Honey, caramel, floral vanilla. Peanut butter cup, tobacco, faint ethanol. Rich toffee.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, no heat. Sweet, really sweet. Cream, vanilla, toffee, creme brulee. Mild pepper, oak, caramel and tobacco.
Finish: Medium to long, with restrained heat. More balance here between the sweetness and the pepper.
Overall: This was nice – well balanced with a little sweeter focus.
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