Barrell Single Barrel XO Cognac Finished Rye "1C20" - Selected by Seelbach's|
When I first got my start in whiskey I was primarily a rye drinker. I thought there was a complexity in ryes that bourbons those days often missed. Fast forward six or so years and I've defaulted more to a bourbon drinker. That being said, when I think of the type of rye that keeps me coming back, I think of pours like this recent Barrell.
There is always some exciting concoction in the private release program of Barrell Craft Spirits - as is true with this blend of Indiana and Canadian Ryes finished in XO Cognac Casks.
Louisville-based Barrell Craft Spirits is the original, pre-eminent independent blender of unique, aged, cask strength whiskey and rum. Recognized for our blending expertise since 2013, we skillfully design, produce, and launch leading, unique products that surprise and delight whiskey aficionados and novices alike.
As the most innovative, forward-thinking, and progressive whiskey blenders in the nation, we have an unrelenting drive to break the status quo by selecting and blending products that explore different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottle them at cask strength. All blends are not created equal – experience matters. We don’t simply follow a recipe or blend by consensus. Rather, we blend based on years of expertise and experimentation. We personally taste and blend hundreds of products each year and have experimented with thousands of unique blends over the past 10 years. We are passionate perfectionists fueled by curiosity.