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Without further ado, here’s the information on this release from Barrell themselves:
After two years of blending and finishing development, we are finally ready to announce the release of Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Bourbon. This is the longest blending and polishing process we have ever undertaken, utilizing custom toasted finishing casks and calling on part of our lowest yielding and most mature set of bourbon barrels.
BCS Gold Label Bourbon is a blend of 16 and 17-year-old straight bourbons. Barrels for this release were selected from four different collections: cherry bomb barrels with a rich mouthfeel, nutty oak-forward barrels, high proof and high complexity barrels, and barrels with pronounced milk chocolate notes. The last group underwent a secondary maturation in toasted virgin American oak casks before being added to this intricate and seductive blend.
Barrell Craft Spirits
This is a classically fruity bourbon, as sixteen years of maturation have produced an array of stewed and dried fruits of kaleidoscopic complexity. The overlay of toasted oak has rounded off all the sharp edges, leaving a soft and gentle profile that belies its high proof.