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Barrell American Vatted Malt Whiskey

by Barrell
$84.50
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The first-ever Barrell Whiskey American Vatted Malt is a blend of exclusively American single malt whiskeys. Barrell partnered with small and large producers to select whiskeys that express the full diversity of American terroir and style.The name “American Vatted Malt” was chosen as an homage to the old Scottish category of vatted malt, which was once the preferred nomenclature to describe a blended whisky made entirely from single malts. Today, the Scots refer to that style as blended malt, but affection for the term “vatted” lives on.

As a new category, American single malt producers are notoriously creative, looking to their local environment and regional traditions to create distinctive whiskeys. That meant the blend was a challenging one technically, bringing together a plethora of unique components. The distinctive tang of Southwestern mesquite smoke is balanced with the sweet and creamy maltiness of malted barley, briny coastal peat is contrasted with the warm vanilla character of toasted oak. The resulting blend is complex and multi-faceted, rewarding the drinker with unfolding layers of flavor.