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REINTRODUCING

 

SMALL BATCH BOURBON

PROOF

95

This is no ordinary whiskey. We are risk takers and barrel breakers. We think outside the barrel.

Our flagship Small Batch Bourbon is finished with our signature Oak Bill. What is an Oak Bill? Unlike traditional methods of simply barrel aging and bottling a whiskey, our process entails additional steps to create layered, complex flavors not commonly found in your everyday bourbon. By smashing used barrels and combining the staves from Ex-Bourbon, Sherry, and French oak barrels in a specific ratio, we have built an award-winning bourbon that defies expectations and delivers delicious flavor and harmonious balance.

COLOR

Dark honey

 

AROMA

Oak forward, sherry, and marzipan

TASTE

Woody, walnut, with charred brown sugar

FINISH

Peppery fiery finish, with noted of  orange blossom and close.

OAK BILL

40% Ex-Bourbon Cask, 40% / Medium Charred French / 20% Sherry Cask

MASH BILL

70% Corn / 21% Rye / 9% Malted Barley

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CALIFORNIA OAK

PROOF

88

Our founder, born and raised in California, is both wildly passionate about both wine and whiskey. His love for excellent bourbon coupled with his access to fresh Central Coast cabernet sauvignon casks combined for a truly exceptional whiskey. We are proud to present our California Oak Straight Kentucky Bourbon, which earned a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition right out of the gate in 2020. This bourbon beautifully represents its dual citizenship by showcasing the superiority of Kentucky distilled and aged bourbon, as well as the rich nuanced complexities of California's Central Coast cabernet. 

COLOR:

Red-Amber

AROMA:

Mild oak/woody aroma, subtle fruit layered over a deeper dark cherry note and hints of baking spices.

TASTE:

Caramel body and balanced sugars, dates, persimmons and cranberry essence.

FINISH:

Peppery with cabernet tannins, fruity body and sweetened honeycomb-like finish.

OAK BILL:

80% Central Coast Cabernet Cask Staves / 20% French Oak Staves

MASH BILL:

70% Corn / 21% Rye / 9% Malted Barley

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CASK STRENGTH BOURBON

115

PROOF

Full proof. Full flavor. 

Broken Barrel Cask Strength bourbon is unapologetically bold, offering a stronger-than-most in class value. There are fewer Kentucky Bourbon’s offering 115 Proof quite like this, and even fewer that finish with Sherry or French Oak to deliver complexity and depth. Enjoyable neat, over ice or in a high-proof cocktail, this bourbon can go where many others cannot. There Is a unique profile within the Broken Barrel range, but none can compete with the power of the cask strength offering. There is a surprisingly smooth finish and flavor to this powerhouse whiskey that's unexpected given the proof. 

 

COLOR

Dark Copper

AROMA

Herbal, vanilla, Crème Brûlée, kettle corn

TASTE

Hazelnut, candy corn, warm spice, banana bread, vanilla

FINISH

Fresh blackberry, caramel, hint of orange, corn and cinnamon spice.

OAK BILL

40% Ex-Bourbon Cask, 40% / Medium Charred French / 20% Oloroso Sherry

MASH BILL

70% Corn / 21% Rye / 9% Malted Barley

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HERESY RYE

PROOF

105

Rye. Reimagined.

 

Like our other whiskeys, our Rye is distilled grain-to-glass in Owensboro, Kentucky. Our Heresy Rye whiskey is unlike any rye you’ve had. Charred French oak give lend oak-forward to the spirit, while freshly dumped ex-bourbon barrel and sherry cask staves all join forces to create a balanced and smooth taste and finish to this fiery rye. Just like our Broken Barrel, we proudly infuse this whiskey our way, and we’re not sorry. Call it sacrilegious, call it untraditional, call it heresy - we won’t be offended. Trust us, once you taste our whiskey you may begin to question the tradition yourself.

COLOR

Deep Amber Brown

AROMA

Cedar, plum, pumpernickel bread

TASTE

Sweet vanilla, bread yeast, charred oak and brown sugar

FINISH

Spicy rye finish, with a buttery mouthfeel and caramel sweetness

MASH BILL

95% Rye; 5% Malted Barley

 

OAK BILL

40% Ex-Bourbon Cask / 40% New French / 20% Oloroso Sherry

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RESERVE OAK SERIES

PROOF

115

For these special releases we explored several new Oak Bill combinations - each with unique characteristics and flavors and offered at Cask Strength. Broken Barrel leaves each expression at a full 57.5% ABV for an intense flavor that bolsters each Oak Bill and enhances the depth of each bourbon.

 

These releases are few and far between, making them a bit rarer as they are only made available to individual retailers. Each expression is an opportunity to explore the pinnacle of finished bourbon, masterfully crafted by the team at Broken Barrel. 

RESERVE OAK SERIES: 2021 LINEUP

PEACH BRANDY CASK FINISH

  • 70% Peach Brand Cask

  • 30% French Oak 

PORT CASK FINISH

  • 80% Port Cask 

  • 20% French Oak

RUM & RYE CASK FINISH

  • 75% Rum Cask

  • 25% Rye Cask

STOUT BARREL FINISH

  • 80% Ex-Stout Barrel

  • 20% Ex-Bourbon Barrel

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Barrel Breakers.

Risk Takers.

Though it is often debated, we HOLD FIRM that barrels INFLUENCE roughly 80% of the final flavor of a whiskey.

The Notes and character created from contact with oak are what shape the whiskeys we love and enjoy.

 

instead of finishing our whiskey inside of barrels, we explored what happens when You do the exact opposite. we finish our whiskey with broken barrel [staves]. WE put wood into OUR whiskey - and the results were unbelievable. 

 

The 2019 LIMITED EDITION SINGLE OAK SERIES 

Isle of Peat

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Mizunara

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The Cask of Amontillado

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Seth Benhaim

"Whiskey like nothing else"

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