Palate: A bit brash, but well balanced and with only modest tannin.Initially the flavor is dark and complex, on molasses, black cherry soda, and root beer barrel candy.The palate is rounded out by slate, salt, green apple and a little horseradish.
Nose: Immediately bright and fruity, smelling of white peach, creamy coconut, and prickly rhubarb, followed by drie or cooked fruits, among them golden raisin, candied grapefruit peel, and roasted red pepper.Pungent florals are intermixed, notably rosehip and meadowsweet.As one's nose adjusts, richer, sweeter notes of beeswax, toasted almond, and tiramisu arrive.They sit atop a dusting of allspice, spearmint, ginger ale and charcoal.
Finish: Advances the cooked-fruit theme put forth by the nose, cycling through candied grapefruit peel, grape jam, cardamom and allspice.It fades with a mineral tingle of iron and wood smoke.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 026 is made from a blend of straight bourbon Whiskeys distilled and aged in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.The bourbon barrels Read More used in the blend were aged 9, 10, 11, 13, and 15 years-old with the 9 year-old portion being a high-rye bourbon.It was bottled at a cask strength of 112.4 proof. Read Less