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Barrell Dovetail Review

Tasting Notes & Ratings

Expert Rating: 91Highly Rated Bourbon Ratings Key

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Distillery Tasting Notes

Made by Barrell Craft Spirits LLC ~ Barrell Craft Spirits

Appearance: Rose gold with highlights of worn copper Nose: Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality. Palate: Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout. Finish: A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charentes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint.

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Additional Notes

Dovetail is a blend of 10-year-old Indiana whiskey finished in cabernet sauvignon casks and 11-year-old Tennessee bourbon finished in rum casks and port pipes.

Details

Proof: 125
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 62.5%
Aged: 10 years
Mash Bill: Undisclosed
Retail (MSRP): $74.99

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Reviews by the People of Barrell Dovetail

 

90 Highly Rated Bourbon Barrell Dovetail, An Exceptional Whiskey

Mark Pringle - This review is based on the remaining 1/4 of my bottle of Barrel Dovetail. I have to admit I am a little bit biased because I seem to gravitate to all of Barrell’s finished Whiskeys. Dovetail has been one of my top three favorite whiskeys ...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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