Barrell Bourbon, Batch 005
Batch 005 is a Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Its mash bill is 70% corn, 26% rye, and 4% malted barley, and it was aged for 8 years, 3 months. As distribution expands, we're starting to see it close to home.
Barrell Bourbon (Batch 005)
Barrell Bourbon (distilled somewhere in Tennessee)
$90 at ABC in Salisbury, NC
Color: Burnt orange.
Nose: Nosing BB 005 is like walking through an apple orchard on a cold fall day. Brown sugar, lightly charred oak, fresh caramel apple, apple cider, apple butter, cinnamon, and enough alcohol to warm up the nostrils, but not so much to be overpowering.
Tasting Notes: Up front, I get caramel and orange marmalade sweetness which are followed quickly by allspice, cinnamon, barrel char, and a dose of alcohol heat. The finish is spicy and dry but enough caramel and brown sugar hang on to keep it pleasant.