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Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish Series Tale of Two Islands Review

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Distillery Tasting Notes

Made by Barrell Craft Spirits LLC ~ Barrell Craft Spirits

Nose: All the hallmarks of high-rye bourbon are tinted with the smoke of Islay malt. It singes the sage, torches the marshmallow, flambés the banana, and grills the peach. Apricot and candied cherry round out the stone fruit character while coconut macaron complements the banana. Palate: Dark chocolate, espresso and malty porter set the stage. They usher in a different side of Islay, this time its tarry, inky side. The texture is waxy with some gritty tannin that highlights its chalky mineral character. Underneath, it’s still a fruity bourbon, exhibiting notes of candied lemon peel, nectarine, and plum sauce, all enhanced by the rum that previously sat in the barrel. Finish: The waxy texture turns greasy with clarified butter, brisket, and lemon oil. They leave behind burnt caramel, blackberry, and peppercorn.

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Additional Notes

BLEND COMPONENTS: Indiana: 5, 6, & 9 years old, and, Maryland: 5 & 6 years old.

Details

Proof: 118.22
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 59.11%
Aged: 5 years
Mash Bill: 73% Corn, 23% Rye, and 4% Malted Barley (Derived)
Retail (MSRP): $84.99

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83 Highly Rated Bourbon Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish: Tale of Two Islands Review

Mark Pringle - Barrell Craft Spirits has way too much time on their hands. LOL. This whiskey-blending company has come up with another finished blend that is absolutely wonderful.  Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish Tale of Two Islands blends 5, 6, and 9-year-old ...Read More

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Ratings Key

Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour
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