Crafting a masterpiece with Amburana casks is a challenge, given their robust infusion of pronounced cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla spice notes. The art lies in expertly harmonizing the rich Amburana essence with the bourbon, ensuring an impeccable equilibrium.
Our BCS blending team embarked on a journey of innovation, skillfully uniting two distinct mashbills, each with a different char level, and gracefully maturing them in Amburana casks. To infuse depth, opulence, and intricate layers, a selection of individual casks without Amburana finishing was meticulously incorporated, enhancing the bourbon's essence while remaining the star of the show.
The tasting experience is a revelation of intense baking spice nuances, with cinnamon reigning supreme, enveloping every corner of the palate. Beneath this tapestry, aromas of chocolate, toasted walnut, and warm sourdough intertwine, evoking a sensory journey that's both enchanting and inviting.
The palate narrates a story led by the dominant presence of cinnamon and the lively zest of spicy ginger beer, with fleeting appearances of marmalade, tarragon, and hints of hefeweizen weaving in and out. With a touch of water, passionfruit, goldenrod, and the delicate allure of honeycomb take center stage, offering a refreshing new facet to the narrative.
In every sip, the expertly balanced marriage of bourbon and Amburana essence unfolds, a symphony of flavors and aromas meticulously orchestrated to create an experience that's as captivating as it is unforgettable.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series? The Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series is a unique and innovative bourbon blend crafted by Barrell Craft Spirits. It involves finishing bourbon in Amburana casks, known for their distinct spice notes like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla. The result is a harmonious blend that balances the rich Amburana essence with the bourbon's original character.
2. What are Amburana casks? Amburana casks are wooden barrels made from Amburana cearensis, a tree native to South America. These casks impart unique and robust flavors to the spirits they age, including pronounced cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla spice notes.
3. How is this bourbon blend crafted? The Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series involves combining two distinct mashbills with different char levels and maturing them in Amburana casks. To enhance depth and complexity, selected casks without Amburana finishing are also integrated into the blend, elevating the bourbon's essence without overpowering it.
4. What flavors can I expect from this bourbon? The tasting experience reveals intense baking spice nuances, with cinnamon as a dominant flavor enveloping the palate. Amidst this, aromas of chocolate, toasted walnut, and warm sourdough interweave, offering an enchanting sensory journey. The palate showcases a narrative led by cinnamon and the zest of spicy ginger beer, with fleeting appearances of marmalade, tarragon, and hints of hefeweizen.
5. Can you describe the aging process and the blend's components? The blend is aged using a combination of Indiana Bourbon whiskeys aged for 5, 6, 7, and 10 years, along with Kentucky Bourbon whiskeys aged for 5 years. The specific aging process involves carefully maturing the bourbon in Amburana casks to achieve the desired flavor profile while maintaining the bourbon's core characteristics.
6. What sets the Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series apart? This series stands out due to its innovative approach of finishing bourbon in Amburana casks, resulting in a rich and complex flavor profile that combines the distinct spice notes of Amburana with the bourbon's inherent qualities. The meticulous blending process ensures that the Amburana essence enhances the bourbon without overwhelming it.
7. Is this bourbon cask strength? Yes, the Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series is unfiltered and uncut, presented at its natural cask strength. The final ABV is 58.21% (116.42 proof).
8. How many bottles will be available? The availability of the Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series is subject to the number of bottles produced for each release, and this information may vary between different releases.
9. Can you explain the name "Amburana Cask Finished Series"? The name reflects the series' unique process of finishing bourbon in Amburana casks. The word "Finished" signifies the interaction between bourbon and Amburana wood during the final stage of maturation, highlighting the contribution of Amburana casks to the flavor profile.
10. Where can I purchase the Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series? The Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series may be available for purchase from various retailers, including Nestor Liquor. It's recommended to check with local liquor stores, online retailers, or Barrell Craft Spirits' official website for information on where to purchase the Barrell Bourbon Amburana Cask Finished Series, including Nestor Liquor as a potential retailer.
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