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Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Label Bourbon

Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Label Bourbon

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 A blend of straight bourbon whiskeys matured in select cooperage

  • Distilled and aged in TN, KY and IN
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 100.58 proof cask strength bottling

This release of Gray Label Bourbon is constructed from bourbons of varying ages made from five different mash bills. After marrying, the blend goes into casks made using 36-month air-dried staves that previously held Gray Label Bourbon, to rest and further mature.

Barrels made from 36-month air-dried staves are not often used in bourbon production, in part because they are much more expensive than casks made with kiln-dried staves. We view them, however, as a key component for achieving long, complex flavors and a rich mouth feel. The result of mingling in these unique casks is a mellow, sophisticated spirit that concentrates the flavor of a higher-proof bourbon into a lower-proof blend, with a gentle oxidative character and deep dried fruit notes. This is a bourbon with the complexity and density of age, without over-oaked chalkiness. 

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Flavor Notes

Southern summer in glass delights with a nose of peach cobbler, skillet-cooked cornbread, and dried hay. Ripe melon on the palate is balanced by a comforting antique wood aroma. The palate is pronounced and elegant with hints of sweet tea, lemon, and a pinch of salt

  • Appearance

    Wildflower Honey

  • Nose

    Opens with some simple, bright fruit notes – dry cider, tart green plum, and banana pudding. These accompany the expected caramelized sugar notes of cinnamon donut and pecan pie. The tropical side slowly unfolds, revealing pineapple, passionfruit, and coconut milk. Peach cobbler and strawberry cheesecake reflect the fruitiness taking on a more cooked character.

  • Palate

    Honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon make for fun and seldom-seen flavors in a bourbon. Mary Jane candies and dark chocolate ganache offer an earthy contrast. There is a gentle undercurrent of minerals such as celery salt and snuffed beeswax candle.

  • Finish

    Mouthwatering and refined with an initial burst of sweet tea and Meyer lemon. Rose jelly, raspberry pastilles and chardonnay provide a sophisticated floral signature.