Broken Barrel Whiskey is excited to announce its latest offering of Single Barrel whiskeys – a return of its immensely popular Honey Smoke , with some slight updates to the offering and a sizable increase in its distribution and accessibility.
Building off the 2022 release of the Honey Smoke Rye (101 Proof, 180 Bottles), the new single barrels of Honey Smoke Reserva will feature a Kentucky-distilled American Whiskey, bottled at 110 Proof with a 6-Year age statement. The whiskey has also updated the Oak Bill to blend both Honey Barrel staves with Texas Sotol barrel staves, providing an even deeper, earthier and smokier complexity than last year’s release. The older whiskey, higher proof and longer finishing time (now over 5 months) lend to an all-around masterpiece that promises to be one of the most distinctive tasting spirits every produced. The new Oak Bill provides another industry-first for Broken Barrel, using Sotol and Honey in combination to finish a Kentucky whiskey, which has never been done before.
On the nose, the earth and terroir of the sotol hog the spotlight, while the sweetness of honey waits patiently in the glass to be discovered when sipped. With the earthy complexity of barrel aged Texas sotol, a truly extraordinary elixir offers the senses both enchanting aromas of honeycomb sweetness mixed with charcoal and woodiness.
On the palate, a remarkable flavor unfolds with familiar hints of vanilla and spice, harmonized beautifully with golden honey sweetness that balanced the grain and oak. The smoke underpins the entire experience with a constant but never overwhelming presence that separates this whiskey from traditional bourbons and ryes. It is a fascinating union, creating a compounding unique flavor profile, departing from last year’s release that had vegetal and floral notes.
The finish is a testament to the brand’s innovative genius, leaving lasting impressions of sweet, spice and warming smoky flavors. These single barrels are expected to move quickly and can be found in select states and online retailers.