Barrell Seagrass Rye
Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent blender of unique, aged, cask strength sourced whiskey and rum, recognized for its blending expertise.
Seagrass highlights the grassy oceanside notes we love in rye and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. 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.
On the nose: High concentrations of bright, fruity esters lend a perfume-like character to the aroma. The underlying rye is revealed by a sea-like salinity, tarragon, and elderflower.
On the palate: Sweet and juicy. Seagrass opens on pear, lychee, and white grapefruit. Unctuous texture and sandy tannin are complemented by a delicate astringency so common to Canadian whiskeys.
Finish: Fresh and clean, but the persistent tannin and astringency focus the powerful burst of camphor, chalk dust, and scorched earth.