Barrell Craft Spirits (BCS) has announced two new bourbon whiskey blends: Gold Label and New Year 2022.
Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Bourbon
This new release is a mix of 16- and 17-year-old straight bourbons, distilled in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Barrels for this release came from four different collections, the company says. These include “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 joining the blend.
“The BCS Gold Label Bourbon is extraordinarily unique because the rare stocks that were acquired underwent a secondary blending and maturation,” says BCS Founder Joe Beatrice. “This expression epitomizes how our team expertly elevates barrels of whiskey into an extraordinarily complex blend, which maximizes the nuances of each ingredient.”
BCS Gold Label weighs in at 113.54 proof. It is now available at select retailers within the brand’s current 48 U.S. markets, and online via the BCS website at barrellbourbon.com.
The suggested retail price for a 750-ml. bottle, which includes a red gift box, is $499.99.
Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022
Continuing an annual tradition, BCS has also announced the launch of Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022.
This blend contains a selection of straight bourbon whiskeys aged 5, 6, 7, 9, 14 years. These were distilled in TN, IN, KY, OH, WY, NY and TX.
Barrell Bourbon New Year 2022 is 115.34 proof. It aged in American white oak barrels.
The suggested retail price is $89.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
These new bourbons follow the summer release of Barrell Craft Spirits 2021 Gray Label Bourbon.
Founded in 2013 in Louisville, KY, BCS selects and blends products that explore different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottles them at cask strength.