About This Item
Barrell Whiskey 004 was distilled in Indiana and Tennessee and aged for 11 years in used American oak barrels, then finished in rum casks and rye barrels and bottled in Kentucky at 120.6 proof.
They selected barrels of a Tennessee bourbon and an Indiana whiskey for this batch. Separately, the two whiskeys were finished in either rum casks left over from Barrell Rum Batch 001 production, or rye barrels to add structure and spice. We made four combinations: Tennessee whiskey finished in rum casks, Tennessee whiskey finished in rye barrels, Indiana whiskey finished in rum casks, and Indiana whiskey finished in rye barrels. We then selected and blended a number of barrels of both whiskeys with both finishes to create something really special.
Nose: Sweet tropical fruits mixed with deeply saturated wood and banana leaves. Lingering vanilla and freshly crushed sugar cane melts into corn fritters and citrus oil.
Palate: Creamy milk sugar and caramelized plantains abound amidst smoky homemade butterscotch pudding. Richly textured, each sip leads to a drying finish that surprises and delights.
Finish: Cascading smoke and fat coat the inside of the mouth. Roasted grapefruit and sweet and tangy lemon curd follow providing a sumptuous end that you will want to repeat.