Barrell Craft Spirits Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey 15 year old
|United States, Kentucky
|Barrell Craft Spirits
Warm, autumnal resins, blending together from afar. On the nose, the central theme is of pie, notably Boston cream and pecan. Armagnac, and fig jam lend a dense, dark fruitiness. Herbal notes constantly pop to the fore and then gently ebb, cycling through spearmint, ginger ale and pandan leaf. The bottom register ranges between sweet and savory; from maple syrup on one side through halva and soufflé, to gorgonzola on the other. The palate is medium bodied with relatively fine tannin. The oak makes its presence known first, tasting woodsy and also bringing along oak-derived notes of coconut meat and vanilla. Sweeter elements include chocolate, honeycomb, maple syrup and beet reduction. These are tempered by the dry spice of Ramazzotti amaro, black coffee and spearmint. The finish is quite intense, on bold notes of campfire, black coffee and cocoa powder. Grows gentler as it fades, revealing s'mores, ground clove, and fruity bursts of maraschino liqueur, black cherry and nicoise olive.