Tasted: Barrell Bourbon Batches 4 & 5


Barrell Craft Spirits is a relatively new non-distiller producer that has focused on sourcing unique, cask-strength expressions of American whiskeys. Rather than hide behind an invented backstory or obfuscate their products’ origins, they’ve taken a page from the independent bottlers of Scotland and are forthright about the fact they’re sourcing their whiskey.

In Scotland, independent bottlers like Signatory or Cadenhead’s are a respected part…