While I’ve never seen this bottle on a shelf before I have heard good things. Today was my lucky day and I’m eager to try it out. According to Barrell this expression has added a mix of Tennessee whiskey, 100% Polish malted rye, Tennessee rye, Indiana whiskey, and Irish whiskey since the March 15 bottle. Color me intrigued.
Bourbon: Barrell Whiskey: Infinite Bottle Project Cask Strength
April 19, 2018; Bottle #657; 58.75
Color: Yellow-orange close to honey.
Nose: Plums, cloves, herbs, and corn starch.
Taste: Oak, smoke, char, leather with hints of vanilla and citrus at the beginning.
Verdict: Initially there’s seemingly not a whole lot going on with this whiskey. It almost feels so balanced that it’s muddled with no really flavor. However, after a few seconds it kicks in and that is where this whiskey really shines. There’s a nice strong oak followed with a smoky char and a hint of leather with a medium burn on the front half of the tongue that feels just right. Even though it seems kind of plain I really enjoyed this one and at the price point it’s really worth it.