Barrell Craft Spirits in Louisville knows how to get your attention.
When I read the headline “16 & 17 year aged Straight Bourbons at cask strength”, like a dog in a Pavlov experiment, I immediately craved to learn more.
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- NOW AVAILABLE
- Aged for 16 years
- Distilled and aged in IN, KY and TN
- 113.54 proof cask strength bottling
- Appearance: Burnt marmalade
- Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
- Retail: $499
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BCS Gold Label Bourbon is a blend of 16 and 17-year-old straight bourbons. Barrels for this release were selected from four different collections: 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 being added to this intricate and seductive blend.
A classically fruity bourbon, as sixteen years of maturation have produced an array of stewed and dried fruits of kaleidoscopic complexity. The overlay of toasted oak has rounded o! all the sharp edges, leaving a soft and gentle profile that belies its high proof.