If you have experience with any of the products Barrell Craft Spirits is rolling out, you’re aware that they are very keen on blending. I can’t even imagine the spice rack of whiskeys these folks must have on-hand to come up with these blends, but I suppose I don’t have to! Rye Batch 003 is a blend of four rye whiskeys that were selected to compliment each other and create a well-rounded product.
Info on Barrell Rye Batch 003:
A blend of straight Rye Whiskeys
Distilled and aged in Indiana, Tennessee, Poland, and Canada
Selection of 4 to 14-year-old barrels
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
116.7 proof cask strength bottling
Barrell Rye Batch 003 (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:
Rye Batch 003 is a blend of rye whiskeys from Indiana, Poland, Tennessee and Canada, all with distinct personalities and varying ages. We started with Tennessee Rye barrels with caramel and dried fruit notes and added the Polish Rye for its nuttiness and mouthfeel. We then carefully layered in 13-year Canadian Rye to bring out earthy notes of grass, spearmint and apple. The Indiana Rye was the finishing touch to highlight the candied fruit and spiciness you expect from a rye.
Time to have a pour and jot down some notes. Here we go!