Barrell Bourbon Review:
Usually, when I hear about a new Non-Distiller Producer releasing a bourbon or whiskey I’m a bit skeptical and to be honest I had the same thought when I first came across Barrell Bourbon on Twitter. However, after speaking with the founder, Joe Beatrice, I had a much better perspective about their newly released bourbon. First, they’re not hiding the fact that they don’t distill or age their bourbon. Second, they’re transparent about what’s in the bottle (see below). Finally, they’re passionate the product and have bottled a quality bourbon that is not overpriced. These are things I’d like to see every NDP practice.
What’s in the bottle:
- Mash bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley
- Distilled in Tennessee
- Aged in Kentucky
- Bottled at 121.6 proof
- Aged for 5 years in charred white oak barrels
Based on these facts there’s basically two suspects for where this bourbon was produced. After trying it I’m pretty sure I know but I won’t ruin the surprise for those going to buy a bottle.
Nose: Charred and smokey, buttered cornbread , toast pecans and brulee’d bananas