Each time I try a new bottle of bourbon from Barrell I wonder if it’s the one that’s going to let me down. I know the day will come, but today is not that day and this Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 keeps up the tradition of quality they’ve established.
Like all of their other releases, this is a blend of bourbons from the three main bourbon producing areas in the USA today: Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. Aged for 9+ years and blended at their facility in KY there isn’t much else to say about its creation so let’s get into the review.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 – Details and Tasting Notes
Region: TN, KY, IN
Blender: Barrell Craft Spirits
Mash Bill: At least 51% Corn + Rye + Malted Barley
Cask: New CHarred Oak
Age: 9 Years
Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color
Oak, Smarties, cocoa, dried DF, baking spice, hazel nuts and chalk.
Oak, dry roasted peanuts, corn, fruit, spice, chalk, minerality and dark fruit with Smarties and a touch herbal.
Long -> oak, clove and Twizzlers
BALANCE, BODY and FEEL
Good, round, warm drying
Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 – Overall
In the Aroma that raw corn, touch nutty, TN style shows up heavily and I love that it does so while not taking over and allowing more of the oaky and spicy KY and IN show through as well; Palate brings more of the oak and darkly fruity and spicy notes while the TN takes a bit of a back seat, but doesn’t disappear; Finish comes through dark and sweet.
Water brings out some river water and caramel apple notes on the aroma and some added dry corn and olde candy notes on the palate. All-in-all this is a whiskey I’d happily sip on any day.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 – Final Thoughts and Score
That TN profile is coming through heavily, so if you’re not a fan of that this might not be the whiskey for you. It’s not quite as balanced and deep as other Barrell releases, but it’s still head and shoulders above a significant chunk of what’s on the market today.
It’s diverse in its delivery across the senses and keeps you coming back for more to keep exploring what’s going on as it opens and unfolds. Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 is another successful blend from the folks at Barrell Craft Spirits.
*Disclosure: The bottle for this Bourbon review was graciously sent to me by the company without obligation. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 Review
Yum… just yum. This is another great release from Barrell and another great example of a balanced bourbon blend.