Barrell Infinite Barrel Project (May 9, 2018, 119.3 proof) Review

Barrell Infinite

This past spring, Barrell Craft Spirits introduced a new product to the market.  That product was not just new to Barrell, it was new to the whiskey industry, at least commercially.   It is the Barrell Infinite Barrel Project.  Barrell took a number of different barrels (more on what these are in a moment) and blended them together.  After some time marrying, Barrell then took a percentage of that blend and bottled it.  It then replaced what it removed with additional barrels of whiskey.  Rinse and repeat.  Assuming Barrell does keep adding the same ratio of whiskey components as the first batch, the result is an ever changing whiskey experience.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Ardbeg Day and Reviews (Ardbeg 10, An Oa, Kelpie, Uigeadail and Correyvrekan)

Ardbeg is an Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand located on the island of Islay and renowned for its complex but smoky flavors.

The distillery of the same name dates back to 1815, when it was first licensed, although it operated for several decades unlicensed before that. For much of the next two centuries, Ardbeg focused primarily on producing components for blended whiskies.   But like many of Scotland’s storied distilleries, Ardbeg reduced and ultimately stopped production in the 1980’s, and remained (essentially) closed until Glenmorangie purchased and reopened the distillery in the late 1990’s.  Since its reopening, the distillery now focuses on Single Malt Whisky.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Wild Turkey Longbranch Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we start in on Wild Turkey Longbranch – “Alright, alright, alright.”

Yes, Matthew McConaughey is instinctively linked to this quote and the persona portrayed in the 1993 comedy “Dazed and Confused.”  Yes, McConaughey has become likewise instinctively linked to products in which he endorses – recently, Lincoln cars, and a decade ago, Dolce & Gabbana.  And yes, McConaughey is one of the growing number of celebrities now linked to the booming bourbon market.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.