Barrell Craft Spirits New Year Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey 2020
To celebrate the successes of the past year, and to toast the New Year, we’ve created Barrell Bourbon New Year 2020 Limited Edition. It’s comprised of reserves from some of our batches and other choice barrels coming from 5 distilleries in 5 states.
Ripe peach aromas hover over a sweet core of pecan pie, dried fig and hot cocoa in this warm and charming bourbon. Deep and contemplative, tingly mulling spices and meadow herbs vie for attention. A drop of water unleashes an explosion of tropical fruit.
Appearance: A core of worn gold transitions through burnt orange to deep russet.
Nose: It starts warm, bursting with fresh, ripe peach atop buttercream frosting. Rich pastry notes of buttered grits, pecan pie, cider donut, and chocolate soufflé provide ample depth. The bright meadowy nose evolves through red clover, yellow gentian, marigold, and mint tea. There is a slight prickle of toasted oak and mulling spices but seeking beyond them reveals fruit including dried fig, pear, and maraschino cherry.
Palate: Deep and comforting wintery flavors of kirsch-spiked cocoa, mulled cider and Irish coffee lend tingly warmth to the opening. As bourbon rests on the palate, prickly alcohol invokes peach Bellini and Meyer lemon. As it mellows, darker flavors of hazelnut, hickory, dried fig and grains of paradise expand.
Finish: Sweet and savory, as sassafras transition through chestnut honey and moss before closing out on vanilla meringue and incense.