Cellar balance is an important part of what we need to maintain to ensure a robust stock of barrels to choose from to provide consistency from blend to blend. Maintaining variety in our cellar balance allows us to be more creative, but it also affords us the opportunity to get lucky from time to time. Once in a while, during our barrel sampling sessions, we encounter a barrel with special tasting notes. In this special limited release, we took two barrels that displayed something special or interesting, and combined them and packaged them as is.
These barrels had a number of fun things going on with the flavours they were presenting. We were satisfied with both individually, and even more happy when we combined them. In blending, it’s very rare that a barrel has enough complexity to be released on its own, hence the necessity of blending. These two barrels showcased a deep aroma and forward palate flavour but then continued with a slightly acetic note, that adds complexity at the current quantities. You can taste many of our other blends in this release, but you will not find much of this release in many of our other blends.
750ml bottle, 7.6% ABV