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Barrell Vantage Review

Tasting Notes & Ratings

Expert Rating: TBD

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Distillery Tasting Notes

Made by Barrell Craft Spirits LLC ~ Barrell Craft Spirits

Nose: Creme brûlée, coconut oil, and chocolate pudding invoke the creamy richness of toasted American oak. Tarragon, nutmeg, and warm cola are among the dry, extractive spices highlighting the French oak. Mizunara’s incense and grilled pineapple notes, meanwhile, take the profile in a totally different direction. Palate: Sweet and oily with a pronounced espresso note. It’s pleasantly rich on the tongue, which obscures much of the tannin – surprising given how much wood is present. The French oak’s robust spice notes inflect a maple syrup sweetness. Finish: Green grapes and red plums burst above the barrel notes for the first time. It’s spicy, too, with za’atar, crystallized ginger and Szechuan peppercorns.

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Additional Notes

A blend of straight bourbon whiskeys finished in Mizunara, French, and toasted American Oak casks.

Details

Proof: 114.44
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 57.22%
Aged: Undisclosed
Mash Bill: Various
Retail (MSRP): $79.99

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85 Highly Rated Bourbon Barrell Vantage Review: A Sultry First Pour

Mark Pringle - Barrell Vantage is a sultry bourbon that, as you get deeper into the tasting experience, starts to even out and becomes more and more enjoyable. So, don’t base your thoughts on the first pour. This blend of French Oak, Toasted American Oak, and Japa...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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