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.