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Barrell Vantage Straight Bourbon Whiskey

$86.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Barrell Vantage Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a testament to Barrell Craft Spirits' blending expertise. It's a unique blend of straight bourbons, each finished in a different type of virgin oak cask: Mizunara, French, and toasted American oak. This innovative approach creates a complex and flavorful bourbon with a focus on the subtle nuances of oak influence.

Description

Barrell Vantage offers a layered flavor profile thanks to the unique cask finishing. Here’s a breakdown of the potential influences:

Base Bourbon

The core comes from straight bourbons distilled in Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The specific mash bill details aren’t available, but expect notes of vanilla, caramel, and hints of baking spices from the initial aging in new charred oak barrels.

Mizunara Oak Finish

This rare Japanese oak is known for imparting delicate and nuanced flavors, potentially including:

Floral Notes: Hints of cherry blossom or sandalwood.

Spice: Subtle peppery spice or ginger.

Creamy Sweetness: A touch of vanilla or coconut.

French Oak Finish

French oak casks can contribute:

Tannins: A drying sensation on the palate, adding complexity.

Fruity Notes: Hints of red berries or currant.

Spicy Notes: Subtle peppery spice or clove.

Toasted American Oak Finish

This adds a layer of:

Caramel & Vanilla: These classic bourbon notes are amplified by the toasted oak.

Baking Spices: Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Blended Whiskey

abv

57.22%

Country

United States

Brand

Barrell Craft Spirits

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Creme br?¯l??e, coconut oil, and chocolate pudding invoke the creamy richness of toasted American oak. Tarragon,nutmeg, and warm cola are among the dry, extractive spices highlighting the French oak. Mizunara's incense and grilled pineapple notes take the profile in a totally different direction.

Palate

Palate

Sweet and oily with a pronounced espresso note. It's pleasantly rich on the tongue, which obscures much of the tannin - surprising given how much wood is present. The French oak's robust spice notes inflect a maple syrup sweetness.

Finish

Finish

Green grapes and red plums burst above the barrel notes for the first time. It's spicy, too, with za'atar, crystallized ginger and Szechuan peppercorns.