Palate: The candied texture that falls short of syrupy and a just-gentle tannin suggest minimal oak extraction but significant concentration over long years spent slowly evaporating in a rickhouse.Like the nose, a bright, juicy acidity puts the focus squarely on a note of cherry so monumental that almost nothing else breaks through.A bit more floral than the nose, candied violet and lavender are just able to peek through, along with a steely minerality.Eventually, some oxidized notes evoke an old oloroso sherry, among them hazelnut, mole sauce, and stewed mushroom.
Nose: Supporting notes that span sweet desserts, woodsy herbs, and rich oils, but their presence is an afterthought to the singular and intense focus of this whisky's nose, and that focus is squarely on old, comforting cherry.The oak is sweet and nutty, displaying amaretto and sweet, raisonated grapes.Deeper bass notes of sweet potato pie, walnut shells, and freshly ground coffee flesh out the aromatic register.The influence of rye is subtle here, potpourri, earl grey tea, and bouquet garni whisper at the periphery.
Finish: A gentle, yet complex finish that makes one imagine a flavor wheel in thin air.This mysterious yet fruity bourbon leaves the palate with bloo orange, rosehip, hibiscus, and sumac.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 027 is a blend of straight bourbons sourced from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.The bourbons used were 5, 6, 8, 9, 13 and 15 y Read Moreears of age.Batch 27 is bottled at a cask strength of 115.proof.Released December 2020. Read Less