Batch 9 is a 13-year-old bourbon that was distilled in Tennessee, matured in Tennessee and Kentucky, and is one of the oldest out of the Barrell Bourbon line up. It is bottled at a cask strength 56.05% ABV.

Appearance

Reddish amber hue and slightly lighter (for something with a bit of extra age on it) but still looks warm and inviting.

Nose

Bursting with nuts, toffee, and caramel up front. There’s also a beautiful toasted note of creme brulee and dried fruit- think apricot and a tinge of cherry.

Taste

The nuttiness and sweet flavors continued once it hit the palate with butterscotch, caramel, vanilla and toasted pecan. There is the slightest bit of oak and leather in the distance but nothing that is overbearing.

Finish

Medium to long finish that stays relatively sweet for most of the finish

Synopsis

This is a beautiful,  well rounded bourbon and an excellent example of what an older cask strength bourbon can be. Itd justifies its higher price point that’s complex but easy to drink. Batch 009 has become one of my favorites and has been growing harder and harder to find; so if you come across it, grab it.

ModernThirst.com Score: 94 out of 100

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Barrell Bourbon Batch 009

94 Outstanding

Quickly becoming a favorite of the Barrell Bourbon lineup, batch 009 doesn't fail to impress.

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Timothy lived in Southern California most of his life and although he drank bourbon for good amount of those years, it wasn't until he moved to Louisville that he really jumped into bourbon head first. He's always been incredibly fascinated with what bourbon has to offer and what goes into making a great bottle of whiskey; from the earth that birthed the beautiful oak for its barrels to the grain that shines through when it first hits your lips. He wants to learn everything there is to know... and then drink it. You can Follow him on instagram @BeardedBourbonGuy

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