New for 2017, Barrell Crafts Spirit’s has just released Batch 004 of its Barrell Whiskey, which scored a 95 and was a finalist at the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Barrell Whiskey is a relatively new whiskey to Barrell Craft and Spirits line, first introduced back in 2015.
Batch 004 is a Cask Strength American Whiskey, distilled in both Indiana and Tennessee and then bottled in Kentucky. Made from the signature Kentucky mash of corn, rye and malted barley, Batch 004 has been aged 11 years in barrels of American Oak, before being finished in either rum casks or rye casks.
New Whiskey, New Twist
Barrell made 4 versions of Batch 004: Tennessee whiskey finished in rum casks, Tennessee whiskey finished in rye barrels, Indiana whiskey finished in rum casks, and Indiana whiskey finished in rye barrels. Whichever one you get, you can be assured you got a unique whiskey, that can please everybody.
Batch 004 will be an interesting blend of bourbon and rum, something that can please both fans of both. It has hints of caramelized apple, warm coconut milk and nutmeg, with finishing notes of steaming spice stone fruit and cacao powder.
Barrell says you can also taste some Caribbean influence from the rum, clove, cardamom, and kaffir lime, as well as vanilla, cinnamon and butter.
It’s also 120.6 proof, for a heck of a punch.