Kentucky Whiskey | Bourbon Whiskey
Barrell Bourbon New Year 2020 Limited Edition Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey is a selection of 5 and 10-year-old straight bourbon whiskeys and aged in American white oak barrels. To celebrate the past year's successes and to toast the New Year, they've created Barrell Bourbon New Year 2020 Limited Edition.
It has comprised of reserves from some of their batches and other choice barrels coming from 5 distilleries in 5 states. It has been distilled in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Texas, and crafted and bottled in Kentucky.
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.
The appearance has a core of worn gold transitions through burnt orange to deep russet. The nose starts warm, bursting with fresh, ripe peach atop buttercream frosting. Rich pastry notes of buttered grits, pecan pie, cider donut, and chocolate souffle provide ample depth. The bright meadowy nose evolves through red clover, yellow gentian, marigold, and mint tea. A slight prickle of toasted oak and mulling spices but seeking beyond them reveals fruit, including dried fig, pear, and maraschino cherry.
The palate has 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. The finish is sweet and savory, as sassafras transition through chestnut honey and moss before closing out on vanilla meringue and incense. It has bottled at 109.4 proof (54.7% alcohol by volume). Enjoy!