Rich amber color. Aromas of coffee candy and liqueur, chocolate covered fruits, and dark roasted nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a roasted grain, peppery spice, vanilla custard, and cola nut accented finish. An excellent marriage of roasted grain and toasty oak characters.
90 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2013)
Consisting of whiskies aged between 6 to 10 years, with a similar grain component as a bourbon (but distilled differently) and finished in sherry casks for six months. Barrel Select is a soft, silky, somewhat feminine whiskey when compared to bourbon, with gently sweet notes of creamy vanilla, honeyed apricot, toasted nuts, and gentle background tropical fruit and spice. A whisky that really transcends category and definition.
88 points, Whisky Advocate (Vol. 16, #4)