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Ranking My Favorite Barrell Craft Spirits Whiskeys. The Best Barrell Bourbons and Whiskeys

 
Written by Mark Pringle |
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It is no secret to those who know me that I am a huge Barrell 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 believe Barrell 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 allows. Barrell produces scores of whiskeys, so I can't 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 I revisit the various whiskies. Also, they are based on my taste preferences and not how I would rate them from an independent tasting experience perspective. For instance, my review of Barrell 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. Still, I try to be as objective as possible with my reviews without regard to personal preference.

Barrell Craft Spirits Quartet

Anyway, here are my personal Barrell Craft Spirit favorites.

My Favorite Barrell Craft Spirits Whiskeys

Below are my favorites in order, although this order changes weekly and will continue to be updated as I try new Barrell products. There is not much separating the top 10, in my opinion.

  1. Barrell Dovetail
  2. Barrell Seagrass Gray Label 16 year
  3. Barrell Seagrass
  4. Barrell Bourbon New Year 2023
  5. Barrell Bourbon Batch 034
  6. Barrell Vantage
  7. Barrell Whiskey Private Release DJX2 (Ruby Port Barrel Cask)
  8. Barrell Armida
  9. Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish Amburana
  10. Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish: Tale of Two Islands
  11. Barrell Bourbon Batch 033
  12. Barrell Whiskey Private Release DJA2 (Saint Agrestis Brooklyn Amaro Cask)
  13. Barrell Rye Single Barrel 7-year
  14. Barrell Bourbon Private Release Bourbon GXA1
  15. Barrell Bourbon Private Release Bourbon B30i
  16. Barrell Rye Batch 004 5.5-year
  17. Barrell Bourbon Batch 026
  18. Barrell Whiskey Private Release AH08 (Malmsey Madeira Barrel Cask)
  19. Barrell New Year 2022
  20. Barrell Bourbon Batch 032
  21. Barrell Whiskey Private Release AJP6 (Cognac Park XO Cask)
  22. Barrell Whiskey Private Release BH04 (Jamaican Rum Cask)
  23. Barrell Whiskey Private Release CH44 (Barbados Rum Cask)
Fig.1 - Currently, Dovetail tops the list of my favorite Barrell Craft Spirits whiskeys
Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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