Barrell Whiskey Batch 001 is made from a bourbon mash of corn, rye and malted barley. The whiskey was distilled in Indiana and matured in Kentucky for seven years in ex-bourbon barrels. While using ex-bourbon barrels (as opposed to new American oak barrels) means the whiskey cannot be called bourbon, the "used barrels allow the expression of many subtler, complex flavors masked by the abundant wood sugars in new barrels," says Beatrice.
This batch was bottled at cask strength (122.5 proof) without the use of chill-filtration (chill filtration removes the cloudiness that is natural to whiskey, but also removes the fatty acids and esters which contribute to the whiskey's overall flavor and complexity). As a result, the whiskey has a brilliant, golden color along with an aroma of tobacco, persimmon and milk chocolate. Notes of cooked stone fruits, roasted corn, toasted oak and chewy leather dominate the palate, and lead to a finish accented by hints of chocolate and hazelnut.
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