It is no secret to those who know me that I am a huge Barrel Craft Spirits whiskey fan. I focus so much on their products in various social network forums that people think I work for them or that I am a paid Barrell influencer. Nothing could be further from the truth. I just love their products and think Barrel Craft Spirits are the best blenders and finishers in the industry.
As a bourbon enthusiast, I try to purchase as many of their offerings as my wallet will allow. Barrell produces scores of whiskeys so it's virtually impossible for me to keep up with their releases, but I try. Of the twelve products produced by Barrell Craft Spirits that I have tried to date, there has been only one that I did not like and it is the last one on my rankings below. Unfortunately, I have not tried many of the bourbon batches so I don't have a good handle on how to rank them.
These rankings will change based on the week or month that I revisit the various whiskies. Also, they are based on my personal taste preferences and not how I would rate them from a tasting experience perspective. For instance, my review of Barrel Seagrass gives it a higher rating than Barrell Dovetail. However, Dovetail is my current Barrell favorite. I don't know if that makes much sense, but I try to be as objective as possible with my reviews without regard to personal preference.
Anyway, here are my personal Barrell Craft Spirit favorites.
My Favorite Barrell Craft Spirits Whiskeys
My favorites, in order, although this order changes weekly and will continue to be updated as I try new Barrell products.
- Barrell Dovetail
- Barrell Seagrass
- Barrell Seagrass Gray Label 16 year
- Barrell Armida
- Barrell Rye Single Barrel 7-year
- Barrell Whiskey Private Release AH08 - Malmsey Madeira Barrel
- Barrell New Year 2022
- Barrell Whiskey Private Release AJP6 - Cognac Park XO Cask
- Barrell Bourbon Private Release B30i
- Barrell Bourbon Batch 026
- Barrell Whiskey Private Release BH04 - Jamaican Rum Cask
- Barrell Whiskey Private Release CH44 - Barbados Rum Cask