Barterhouse Bourbon — Review

Barterhouse bourbon is good.  But at $100 or more, it puts an uncomfortable dent in your wallet.
Barterhouse bourbon is good. But at $100 or more, it puts an uncomfortable dent in your wallet.

Overview:

Barterhouse Bourbon, hmm, what to make of it.  Well, let’s start with the obvious, at $100 it’s woefully overpriced.  Sure, it’s 20 years old, but I’ve had bourbon’s half its age that were twice as good.  Goes to show that age isn’t everything when it comes to good bourbon.

I do like it, though.  It’s smooth and enjoyable.

Company Specs:

“Tasting notes include warm biscuits and buttercream, with spice and brown sugar in the finish.”

Awards:

None that I could find.  But I didn’t really look that hard.

Tasting Rating: B

It’s a nice sipper.  It really is.  It’s a bit spicy, a bit hot, but after you adjust, the flavors (I don’t know but I guess I tasted caramel, oak, spice, brown sugar)  really open up.  That said, Forged Oak I like much better.  Plus, Forged Oak is $20 cheaper.

Value Rating: D

As I said, $100 is just too much for this juice.  I don’t know if I’d pay $60 for it, to be quite honest.

Overall Rating: C

The price of this bourbon is what kills its rating.  It’s good stuff, just overpriced — as I mentioned once or twice.

 


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