Barrell Rye (Batch 002), 58.75%

Price: $90 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Oak comes out strong and dominates. Its astringency appears to mask everything else for a moment, just before tobacco, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and sesame seeds set in. Unfortunately, these notes surface only briefly before the oak barrage reappears. It's simply over-oaked.