Tasting Notes: Barrell Craft Spirits Grey Label Bourbon Release 5

I picked up a bottle of Barrell’s Grey Label Bourbon Release 5 recently. I reviewed release three back in 2020. This release is a little different – it is a blend of bourbons from five different mashbills that was then married and re-casked in barrels made from air dried staves that previously held Grey Label … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Barrell Craft Spirits Grey Label Bourbon Release 5

Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus Barrell Single Barrel KENTUCKY Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Yes, you read the title correctly. Heretofore, every Barrell Single Barrel I have had was Tennessee bourbon from Cascade Hollow. But Hokus Pokus managed to get their hands on a six year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at cash strength, 120.94 proof. They are selling these for $99. Considering what some 3 and 4 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hokus Pokus Barrell Single Barrel KENTUCKY Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hokus Pokus Private Release Barrell Whiskey finished in used Sauternes barrels

Some call it American Whiskey, some call it Light Whiskey, I call it Carondolet Whiskey (Bourbon Street on the other side of Canal Street), but whatever you call it demand for ultra-aged bourbon has many whiskey producers experimenting with bourbon mashbill whiskey aged in used bourbon barrels. Sometimes this is an amazing and delicious whiskey, … Continue reading Hokus Pokus Private Release Barrell Whiskey finished in used Sauternes barrels

Tasting Notes: Barrell Bourbon Batch 31 and a Review of the Glencairn Copita Whiskey Glass

You know how Amazon will suggest things? Well, it suggested earlier this week that I buy some Glencairn Copitas, so I bought two. They come with or without the cool tops that keep the whiskey from evaporating. Compared to the Hokus Pokus Copita from UrbanBar in the UK, the Glencairn Copita has a longer stem … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Barrell Bourbon Batch 31 and a Review of the Glencairn Copita Whiskey Glass

My Christmas Whiskey: Barrell Armida- Bourbon Finished in Pear Brandy, Rum, and Sicilian Amaro Casks

I am a big fan of Barrell Bourbon but also their whiskies, including their rum, brandy, and amaro cask finished “light” or “Carondolet“whiskies (Bourbon on the wrong side of Canal Street), which are bourbon mashbill whiskies that are aged in used cooperage. Fairly long aged light whiskies are plentiful with MGP in Indiana, and Smooth … Continue reading My Christmas Whiskey: Barrell Armida- Bourbon Finished in Pear Brandy, Rum, and Sicilian Amaro Casks

More Fall Limited Release Goodness: Barrell Craft Spirits 15 Year Old Bourbon – 2020 Release

For Thanksgiving yesterday I decided to pop the bottle of Barrell Craft Spirits 15 Year Old Bourbon, the 2020 release. While I have reviewed many Barrell releases, this one is a premium fifteen year old release, which includes their amazing 15 year old Cascade Hollow bourbon coupled with 15 year old bourbons from Kentucky and … Continue reading More Fall Limited Release Goodness: Barrell Craft Spirits 15 Year Old Bourbon – 2020 Release

Tasting Notes: Barrell Single Barrel Bourbon Hokus Pokus Joy of Bourbon Ghost of Bob Ross Edition

Hokus Pokus recently got in a Barrell Single Barrel, complete with Bob Ross tater sticker. The Joy of Bourbon. Too funny. This already dropped in Prairieville and will be released in Alexandria tomorrow; I am not sure about Lake Charles. 10 years old, 109.92 proof. Color: Nice medium amber. Swirl: Thin film with medium legs. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Barrell Single Barrel Bourbon Hokus Pokus Joy of Bourbon Ghost of Bob Ross Edition

Barrell Bourbon Batch 23 – an amazing blend of older bourbons that captures all of the best of Cascade Hollow, Four Roses, and MGP

It’s been a while since I have reviewed a Barrell Bourbon release. I had picked up so many fall limited release bourbons that I needed to review, and I just hadn’t picked up a bottle in a while. On Saturday thought I was looking for something new to review, and I picked up a bottle … Continue reading Barrell Bourbon Batch 23 – an amazing blend of older bourbons that captures all of the best of Cascade Hollow, Four Roses, and MGP