Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Seagrass 20 year old
|United States, Kentucky
|Barrell Craft Spirits
Gold Label Seagrass represents the pinnacle of Barrell Craft Spirits Seagrass, showcasing the best of the Seagrass blending and finishing process in a whiskey that can only be made this complex with time in the barrel.
Two sets of 20-year-old 100% Canadian Rye barrels were used as the foundation of Gold Label Seagrass - one with bright citrus notes and the other with earthy notes. A portion of the first group was finished in Apricot Brandy casks, a portion of the second group was finished in Martinique rhum barrels, and a blend of the first and second groups was finished in Malmsey Madeira barrels. When each set of secondary maturation flavors peaked, those casks were pulled and slowly married into the final blend.
It is clear from the nose that this Rye Whiskey is old and layered, with savory, herbaceous notes behind the trademark Seagrass tropical freshness.
This is a rye whiskey finished in casks that previously held Martinique rum, apricot brandy and Madeira, bottled at cask strength. The end result is intriguing and weird: cinnamon and sherried fruit aromas lead into a palate marked by stone fruit, honey and plenty of cinnamon sting.