GSN Review: Berentzen Bushel & Barrel

Berentzen has been making apple flavored liqueurs since 1976 (see our previous review of their Apfelkorn here).   This spring, they debuted a new product combining a barrel aged Kentucky Bourbon, apple juice and a neutral grain spirit.  The blend makes for an interesting liqueur in the up and coming category of flavored whiskies.

Berentzen Bushel & Barrel (60 proof)
Visual: Copper.
Nose: Green apple with a hint of whiskey barrel.
Taste: Apple liqueur with a decent dose of bourbon to give it some heft and bite.  The balance of flavors works well, with neither overwhelming the other.  Somewhat sweet, but not overly so.
Finish: Medium long with apple being the lingering memory here.
Overall: Tasty enough on its own as a shot or a sipper served neat.  This also has uses in cocktails to lend a less cloying apple flavor to cocktails than most liqueurs.
GSN Rating: B+

For more information go to: Berentzen USA

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