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Barrell Dovetail Whiskey 61.27%,  750ml
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Barrell Dovetail Whiskey 61.27%, 750ml

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61.45% 750ml

Dovetail is blended to highlight some of our favorite flavors. Woody bourbon; terroir driven Dunn Cabernet; toasted French oak; Late Bottled Vintage Port pipes; black strap molasses casks; all working in tandem to create a buttery and deep whiskey as unique as it is delicious. 


  • DOUBLE PLATINUM at the ASCOT Awards - 2021
  • BEST AMERICAN WHISKEY at the John Barleycorn Awards - 2021
  • DOUBLE GOLD at the John Barleycorn Awards - 2021
  • CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2020
  • TOP 100 SPIRITS (97 POINTS) at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2020
  • Double Gold (96 POINTS) at the New York International Spirits Competition - 2020
  • Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019
  • Gold (Whiskey: Barrel Finished category) at Whiskies of the World - 2019
  • Whisky Advocate rating of 90


Appearance: Rose gold with highlights of worn copper.

Nose: Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality.

Palate: Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout.

Finish: A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charantes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint.

With a few drops of spring water

An unexpected avalanche of orange and tropical notes of watermelon, lychee and vanilla on the nose.

Cocktail Suggestions: New York Sour


2 oz Dovetail

.75 oz Simple Syrup

.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Egg White

.5 oz Red Wine (a fruity one; Nic used California Cabernet)

Add Dovetail, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup into the small side of a Boston Shaker set. Then add egg white and 2 1.5 inch ice cubes to the large side of a Boston Shaker set. Flip the small side of the shaker into the large side and press hard on the top to ensure a seal. Shake vigorously until the ice is melted- you will be able to tell from the sound.

Open with the large shaker on the bottom, then strain with a Hawthorne strainer into Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. It should be frothy. Pour red wine into jigger, and quickly pour into the middle of the drink. Once the drink settles for minute, the red wine should float below the egg white froth and above the base of the drink.

The Carpenter's Breakfast
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Barrell Dovetail is included on Susannah Skiver Barton’s list for Men’s Journal of 5 Affordable Limited-Edition Bourbons and Whiskeys You Can Actually Find.

Barrell Dovetail featured in the 2020 Food and Wine's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Barrell Rye and Dovetail included on Dusty Dan’s Whiskey Reviews’ list of the Top 10 Whiskies of 2020. Barrell Rye was described as “one of the best ryes [he] had tried all year,” and the finishing on Dovetail was noted as being “absolutely phenomenal.”

Barrell Dovetail was ranked #4 on Uproxx's list of The Best Bourbons of 2020, where it was described as being "a well-rounded dram with serious depth."

Uproxx includes Barrell Dovetail on their list of The Best Limited Edition Bourbon Releases Of 2020, calling this year's bottling, "another multi-award-winning masterpiece."

What does @eatdrinksmoke think about Barrell Dovetail? Take a listen!

We’re honored to earn the highest award at International Beverage Competitions with a Double Gold Win for Barrell Dovetail. Bourbon Batches 023 and 024 won Gold.

Whiskeyfellow reviews Barrell Dovetail, saying “I'd buy this one all day long.”

Bourbon Smith Calls Barrell Dovetail, “A Great Bourbon With All The Best Elements Of Rum, Port And Cabernet, Expertly Compiled Into One Delicious Bottle.”

Modern Thirst Gives Barrell Dovetail A 91/100

Adventures In Whiskey Gives Barrell Dovetail A 9/10

Bourbon Banter Reviews Barrell Dovetail

Breaking Bourbon Reviews Barrell Dovetail: Barrell Craft Spirits Continues to Impress With a Whiskey Release Layered In Flavors That’s as Satisfying as it is Unique

The Whiskey Wash Reviews Barrell Dovetail

The Alcohol Professor includes Barrell Dovetail in their list, "New American Whiskey to Try, and Old Favorites to Revisit."

Business Wire: Dovetail Awarded Chairman’s Trophy at the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Whiskey Consensus reviews Barrell Dovetail, calling it "a very good whiskey" and noting that it is "well-balanced and complex."

Sips, Suds, & Smokes reviews Bourbon Batch 017, Bourbon Batch 018, Bourbon Batch 019, Dovetail, and Infinite Barrel Project

The Bourbon Culture Reviews Barrell Craft Spirits Releases Both Old and New in Their Article of The 10 Best Whiskeys From Barrell Craft Spirits.

Whiskey Culture Gives Dovetail a 4/5, noting that "the blend moves through the sweetness of the port and rum in the nose, to savory in the palate, and dry and earthy on the finish."