Barrell Whiskey – 18 Year Whiskey Finished in Calvados Barrels – Auburn Spirits and Flight Club “This is no ordinary bottle” Pick

This past May, Barrell Bourbon – or Barrell Craft Spirits as they are more formally known – launched a unique line of private barrel whiskeys, under the “Private Release Whiskey Series” name.  This release is based upon 18-year Kentucky Straight Whiskeys that are then finished in one of a number of reused casks.  Like all Barrell products, this is released at cask strength.

At the base of this Whiskey is a blend of 18-year Kentucky Straight Whiskeys.  While Barrell doesn’t provide details on the mashbill (although some suggest it is 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malt), the source of the whiskeys used (only that it is a Kentucky straight whiskey), or the basis for these being described as “whiskeys” versus “bourbons,” it is anticipated that each of these whiskeys used were first barreled in reused American oak barrels (presumably used bourbon barrels).

The full listing of cask options and codes is the following

AH01 – KY Whiskey Finished in a Sauternes Barrel
AH02 – KY Whiskey finished in a Tokaji Barrel
AH03 – KY Whiskey finished in a Washington State Ice Wine Barrel
AH04 – KY Whiskey finished in a Jamaican Rum Cask
AH05 – KY Whiskey finished in a Sicilian Amaro Cask
AH06 – KY Whiskey finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel
AH07 – KY Whiskey finished in a Oloroso Sherry Barrel
AH08 – KY Whiskey finished in a Malmsey Madeira Barrel
AH09 – KY Whiskey finished in a Ratafia de Champagne Barrel
AH10 – KY Whiskey finished in a Ruby Port Barrel
AH11 – KY Whiskey finished in a Gewurztraminer Ice Wine Barrel
AH12 – KY Whiskey finished in a New York State Ice Wine Barrel
AH13 – KY Whiskey finished in a German Ice Wine Barrel
AH14 – KY Whiskey finished in a Calvados Cask
AH15 – KY Whiskey finished in an Apricot Brandy Barrel
AH16 – KY Whiskey finished in a Jamaican Rum Cask
AH17 – KY Whiskey finished in a Pear Brandy Cask
AH18 – KY Whiskey finished in an Armagnac Cask
AH19 – KY Whiskey finished in an Armagnac Cask
AH20 – KY Whiskey finished in a Pear Brandy Cask
AH21 – KY Whiskey finished in a Rhum Agricole Cask
AH22 – KY Whiskey finished in an Indiana Rye Barrel
AH23 – KY Whiskey finished in an Islay Single Malt Scotch Cask
AH24 – KY Whiskey finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel

Barrell has provided a full listing of these releases, which includes Batch AH14, selected by Auburn Spirits, which is the 18 Year Kentucky Straight Whiskey finished in a Calvados Cask.  Flight Club was happy to partner to help bring this unique product to Wichita.

Grab a bottle at either the east or west Auburn locations while they last!

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