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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 33

It’s number 33, for those counting the rings on this dependable old tree

You have to go all the way back to Batch 22 for a blend that didn’t contain

As that batch and others have proven, younger doesn’t necessarily mean inferior, but it does take

I wouldn’t go so far as to call this young, but there is definitely less barrel

There’s something almost floral here, as well, which I can’t quite place

It’s oily and well-spiced with initial notes of citrus peel and apple pie filling, almost too

The mid-palate is where things are at their finest, with a lick of rich brown sugar, toffee,

The finish sees a bit of overbearing red pepper spice that interrupts an otherwise impressive conclusion, receding

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