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Barrell Dovetail

SKU 2a133e56157e Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tags Barrell Dovetail, blended whiskey


750ml, bottle

Barrell Dovetail is a one-of-a-kind blended whiskey known for its complex and delicious flavor profile. It's crafted by blending whiskeys finished in various casks, including Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, black strap rum casks, and Late Bottled Vintage Port pipes. This unique combination results in a whiskey rich with notes of dark fruit, molasses, spice, and hints of chocolate.


Barrell Dovetail takes you on a flavor journey unlike any other. Imagine swirling the rich, rose-gold colored liquid in your glass, releasing an aroma that’s both inviting and intriguing. Sweet notes of candied fruit like canelé (a French custard pastry) and panna cotta dance with savory hints of walnut oil and aged leather. As you take a sip, the initial sweetness unfolds, reminiscent of crème de noyaux (a sweet almond liqueur). This quickly expands into a vibrant symphony of flavors.

On the palate, Dovetail takes a darker turn. Deep, rich notes of cocoa and molasses mingle with the smokiness of burnt marshmallows.  A surprising wave of spice arrives next, with cola, nutmeg, and a kick of Tellicherry peppercorn. These bolder flavors are masterfully balanced by the ever-present savory and herbaceous undertones, a testament to the unique cask finishing.

The finish is where Dovetail truly shines. It’s long and warming, leaving a delightful aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Imagine indulging in a decadent dessert of rose jelly drizzled with chestnut honey, with hints of hazelnut and a touch of eucalyptus and Corsican mint for a refreshing twist. This unexpected combination is what makes Barrell Dovetail a truly unforgettable whiskey experience.

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United States




Barrell Craft Spirits


750ml, bottle


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Tasting Notes



Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canele', panna cotta, cr??me de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoke apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality.



Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented but the cask treatment is rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout.



A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charantes that also features hazelnut, eucalytpus, and Corsican mint.