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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 24

By Drew Beard | August 16, 2020 |

For their latest bourbon batch, Batch 24, the folks at Barrell seem to have stuck to the same general script as Batch 21 and Batch 23. This one is comprised of bourbons sourced from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana, with some as old as 15 years. The youngest barrels in the batch, however, skew slightly younger…

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Review: Barrell Rye Batch 1 and 3

By Drew Beard | July 31, 2020 |

They may be referred to as Barrell Bourbon, but Joe Beatrice and crew blend more than just America’s native spirit (see here and here, for example). It took a few years, but finally in 2017, Barrell introduced a rye whiskey to their lineup. Unlike the bourbons, which have seen 2 or 3 different batch releases a year…

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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 23

By Drew Beard | February 26, 2020 |

It’s a new year, which means new batches of Barrell Bourbon from Barrell Craft Spirits. We recently received the latest, Batch 23. This one is a blend of straight bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana, all of which are aged at least ten years (similar to Batch 21). Let’s see how this one stacks up,…

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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 21 and 22

By Drew Beard | December 15, 2019 |

Barrell Bourbon is keeping the small batches flowing this fall. We recently received their two newest additions, Batch 021 and Batch 022. Let’s dive in! Barrell Bourbon Batch 21 – Like the two batches before it, this one is a blend of 10- and 14-year-old straight rye bourbons from Kentucky and Tennessee. The nose is…

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Review: Barrell Whiskey American Vatted Malt

By Drew Beard | October 1, 2019 |

Even with its already robust portfolio of small batch whiskeys, single barrels, and limited editions, the folks at Barrell Bourbon can’t seem to satisfy their creative appetites. Enter their latest special release, American Vatted Malt. It’s admittedly an unsexy name for a pretty unique undertaking. I’ll let Barrell explain: This bottling is a blend of…

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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 20

By Drew Beard | September 8, 2019 |

In case you may have thought that Barrell Bourbon was a bit of a newcomer to the whiskey scene, we’re now actually up to 20 releases in their eponymous line of small batch bourbons. We recently received a sample of the latest offering, Batch 20, which is a blend of rye bourbons produced in Kentucky…

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Review: Barrell Infinite Barrel Project Release #1

By Drew Beard | June 22, 2019 |

Back in early 2018, Barrell Craft Spirits introduced a completely new line extension, the Infinite Barrel Project. The inspiration for this one came from the ritual among many whiskey-lovers of keeping an “infinity bottle” containing the last dregs of otherwise finished whiskeys. While most of those bottles likely don’t end up tasting very good, Barrell…

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Review: Barrell Dovetail

By Drew Beard | June 9, 2019 |

Barrell Craft Spirits, best known for its periodic cask strength releases of bourbon, whiskey, and rye, have added to its portfolio in the last year or so with offerings outside of these traditional batch releases. Dovetail, the first whiskey to actually get a name from Barrell, is one of its most unique projects to date.…

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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 19

By Christopher Null | May 18, 2019 |

Barrell’s one-off bourbon empire has been booming of late, with expansions into rum, single barrel releases, higher-end whiskeys, and innovations like the Barrell Infinite Barrel project. Despite all of that, the bread and butter of the brand remains its Barrell Bourbon line, which is now nearing 20 different small batch releases. Barrell Bourbon Batch 19,…

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Review: Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon 15 Years Old

By Drew Beard | January 30, 2019 |

Since it first hit the shelves, Barrell Bourbon has been a premium offering, and it has continued to move upmarket with the recently released Barrell Craft Spirits line. This first, very limited release includes three offerings: a bourbon, a whiskey, and a rum. The intent of the project, according to the folks at Barrell, was…

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