The folks are Barrell Craft Spirits set out to create the most delicious, and evidently the most unique, expressions on the market. Dovetail is created by utilizing a combination of Rum, Port, and Dunn Vineyards Cabernet casks to finish their whiskey–then blending three products to make something special, if not slightly crazy.
CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 2020
TOP 100 SPIRITS (97 POINTS) at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 2020
Double Gold (96 POINTS) at the New York International Spirits Competition – 2020
Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition – 2019
Gold (Whiskey: Barrel Finished category) at Whiskies of the World – 2019
Whisky Advocate rating of 90
Barrell Dovetail (photo: Barrell Craft Spirits)
As always, before I share my tasting note and thoughts on this particular whiskey, I like to share with you what the brand has to say about it. The following is from the Barrell Craft Spirits website:
Dovetail is blended to highlight some of our favorite flavors. Woody bourbon; terroir driven Dunn Cabernet; toasted French oak; Late Bottled Vintage Port pipes; black strap molasses casks; all working in tandem to create a buttery and deep whiskey as unique as it is delicious.
I’m ready to dive into this unique expression. Let’s go!
Barrell Dovetail 123.34 proof