Today we’re going to taste some Barrel Seagrass Rye Whiskey, as the product reads, it is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and finished separately in Martinique Rhum, Madeira & apricot brandy barrels.
59.56%, as Dan says, it has some kick in your ass. This is a rye whiskey, and doesn’t bombard your senses with oak flavor as some bourbons would. This comes in at around $90 USD, it’s definitely on the side of the sipper and not cocktails.
This rye doesn’t have a lot of oak, it doesn’t have a lot of peppery flavor and only mild on the musky rye side, with a light sweetness, but not has sweet as a caramel-forward bourbon (which tend to be the cheaper). We recommend it with a bit of water to break up some of the high profile alcohol punch, as it does bring out some more character. Or, if you’re relaxing, add an ice ball.
Barrel Seagrass Rye is strong, but not strong for the pure sake of being strong, it brings along its flavor as well as some tongue numbing action. But, there are some whiskey’s out there that are simply potent and explosive and you lose the flavor profile because of the strength.
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All of the Barrel products are cask strength, so you won’t get away from the potency across their product portfolio.
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