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Every Nashville Barrel Co Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Last updated Feb 7, 2021 | Published on Jan 31, 2021

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by Matty Sims

Disclaimer: The whiskey reviewed was furnished for free courtesy of the spirit distiller. The distillery did not pay us for this review. This review is our honest and unbiased opinion based soley on how the spirit tasted.

Nashville Barrel Co will call the Railyard District of Downtown Nashville home in 2021. They offer their hand-chosen whiskey barrels to whiskey enthusiasts and groups. But now they are offering their own small batch rye whiskey to build their lineup. Nashville Barrel Co’s single barrel program also includes other spirits:

  • Bourbon
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Light Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Canadian Rye
  • Barrel-Aged Stouts

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Nashville Barrel Co Single Barrel Rye Whiskey Review

Nashville barrel co single barrel rye whiskey

Nashville Barrel Co Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
NBC Single Barrel Rye WhiskeyDetails
MashbillVaries by Release
In the BottleVaries by Release
ABVVaries by Release
Age8YO
ClassificationStraight Rye Whiskey
TypeSingle Barrel
Suggested MSRP$100 plus
DistilleryNashville Barrel Co.
ProsPhenomenally Complex Palate
ConsPrice
RatingGold 93 out of 100 Points
InventoryGreat Experience

Nose – 92 out of 100 Points

The aromas are intoxicating. It’s a weird flavor memory but it reminds me of eating a toasted plain bagel with honey walnut cream cheese. It’s got a wonderful sweet and tangy. Or like a tangy honey Greek yogurt. I’ve never had this kind of tanginess in a rye whiskey….and I like it.

Taste – 94 out of 100 Points

This is another bold palate but it’s balanced and has depth. The mouthfeel is creamy with more honey Greek yogurt. The tang is fainter. Keeping with the Greek theme, I also get a baklava vibe with some toasted pastry to go along with the sweet and nutty notes. The back palate offers floral notes, toasted walnuts, charred oak, and white pepper. Wow, the palate has such depth and complexity.

Finish – 92 out of 100 Points

The finish is medium to long and the star is the oak and pepper spice with just subtle charred cinnamon and floral honey.

Complexity – 93 out of 100 Points

The nose and palate are balanced and complex. The finish loses a bit of that but the overall drinking experience was one of a kind.

Value – 94 out of 100 Points

The value is there on flavor, complexity, and balance alone. If you can get in on a Nashville Barrel Co. Single Barrel pick don’t hesitate. The only downside for some might be the price. In my local SC group, that Nashville Barrel Co single barrel went for $122. It was 7 years old and 112 proof. At over $100, you need to be sure you trust the palate of whoever is picking the barrel.

Verdict – Gold 93 out of 100 Points

NBC Single Barrel Rye
93 / 100 Reviewer
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Nose92
Taste94
Finish92
Complexity93
Value94

Nashville Barrel Co Small Batch Rye Whiskey Review

Nashville barrel co small batch rye whiskey

Nashville Barrel Co Small Batch Rye Whiskey Batch 1
NBC Small Batch Rye Whiskey Batch 1Details
Mashbill95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
In the Bottle100 Proof
ABV50%
Age4YO and 7YO Rye Whiskeys
ClassificationStraight Rye Whiskey
TypeBlend
Suggested MSRP$60
DistilleryNashville Barrel Co.
ProsBalanced Nose
ConsPrice
RatingBronze 83 out of 100 Points
InventoryBorderline For Me

Nose – 85 out of 100 Points

The nose is floral honey and cotton candy with light rye spice, sweet cinnamon, and toasted oak. Great flavor combos that are balanced.

Taste – 83 out of 100 Points

It’s bolder than I was expecting from the nose. Just a pop of caramel on the tongue followed by subtle floral notes and bold oak, charred cinnamon, and black pepper with just a hint of astringency.

Finish – 84 out of 100 Points

The finish much like the palate offers just a hit of fruity sweetness like a charred pineapple followed by roasted black peppercorn and charred oak.

Complexity – 83 out of 100 Points

The further along with the drinking experience the less complexity was present. The nose was a hit but the palate and finish were disjointed, less balanced.

Value – 80 out of 100 Points

Based on the mash bill, I would guess this is sourced from MGP. The $60 price point is a tough sell for a small batch rye whiskey that’s not phenomenal. But it’s good enough where I will check out future batches. Based on the single barrel I tried, Nashville Barrel Co’s small batch has good things ahead of it.

Verdict – Bronze 83 out of 100 Points

NBC Small Batch Rye
83 / 100 Reviewer
{{ reviewsOverall }} / 100 Users (0 votes)
Nose85
Taste83
Finish84
Complexity83
Value80

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Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at a digital media company. LeAnn (his wife) and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele along with a brand new pup Booker live in Taylors, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He enjoys cracking a well-aged bottle of bourbon with friends and sharing stories, or cracking one of his favorite daily sippers on the back porch while the pup and his kids play in the backyard. He is a storyteller at heart, and Bourbon has deep roots in storytelling.
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