Good point, they should at least have the barrel details on a purchase order, invoice or something.
The details would be nice to know if they are in a mood to share.
I am fortunate enough to frequent a liquor store that has a very good selection of bottles from hand selected barrels by their 'Barrel Selection Team' that travels to various distilleries in Kentucky throughout the year. They have been doing this for a long time and have quite the selection.
Still, I wasn't sure my tastes would coincide with the Barrel Selection Team's so I was somewhat cautious. The first one I tried was an Eagle Rare - loved it. So I moved on to Buffalo Trace and Elmer T. Lee - which I also enjoyed greatly.
Most recently I tried a bottle of Blanton's that they hand selected - again, I thought they made an outstanding choice.
So now I pretty much trust them to find the 'honey barrels' that I agree with completely. Which is nice.
P.S. I don't believe they charge any more for the bottles from 'hand selected barrels'. Which is also nice. :cool:
It really does come down to who does the selecting, doesn't it.
The Florida panhandle store that I visited wanted $40 for their hand picked ETL.
I'd put my trust in the Tallahassee team.
Yeah, the ETL price is high but some of the others are screaming bargains, especially considering the juice inside. ER 10 is $23 and both of their barrel picks are good if not particularly far out of profile. 4Rsb is on sale for $39 and their OBSV and OBSK barrel picks are great, as good as any 4R barrel pick I have tasted.