Barrell Craft Spirits Dovetail
Dovetail is blended to highlight some of our favorite flavors. Woody bourbon; terroir driven Dunn Cabernet; toasted French oak; Late Bottled Vintage Port pipes; black strap molasses casks; all working in tandem to create a buttery and deep whiskey as unique as it is delicious.
CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2020
TOP 100 SPIRITS (97 POINTS) at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2020
Double Gold (96 POINTS) at the New York International Spirits Competition - 2020
Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019
Gold (Whiskey: Barrel Finished category) at Whiskies of the World - 2019
Whisky Advocate rating of 90
Appearance: Rose gold with highlights of worn copper.
Nose: Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality.
Palate: Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout.
Finish: A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charentes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint.