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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

OHLQ Announces Exclusive Yellowstone Select Single Barrels and Yellowstone Hand Picked Single Barrels

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a collection of OHLQ Exclusive Yellowstone Select Single Barrels and Yellowstone Hand Picked Single Barrels at select OHLQ locations available the week of April 25th. 

Executive Bourbon Steward Stephen Fante and representatives from OHLQ have selected seven single barrels exclusively in Ohio. There are seven barrels and a have been aged at least 4 years. Two Yellowstone Select Single Barrels will be offered at a price of $44.99 (plus tax), and five Yellowstone Hand Picked Collection Single Barrels – bottled at three different proofs – will be available for $59.99 (plus tax). The seven barrels are:

Yellowstone Select Single Barrels
  • Barrel #7680385 - 93 Proof - 9741B
    Aromas of leather and brandied cherries, opening to flavors of malt, honeysuckle and caramelized marshmallow. Lingering finish of toasted oak, almonds and cinnamon sugar.
  • Barrel #7680425 - 93 Proof - 9741B
    Notes of honey, vanilla, and berries seasoned with clove. Full-bodied flavors of malt, roasted corn and hints of ripe pear, giving way to honeyed black tea finished with rye spice. 
Yellowstone Hand Picked Single Barrels
  • Barrel #7700052 - 115 Proof - 9739B
    Brown sugar on the nose with hints of lemon, orange and honeysuckle. Smooth, floral finish.
  • Barrel #7700057 - 115 Proof - 9739B
    Oak and vanilla on the nose. Soft and peppery palate. Spicy yet smooth finish.
  • Barrel #7700060 - 109 Proof - 9740B
    Notes of caramel and toffee with a smooth, sweet finish.
  • Barrel #7700020 - 109 Proof - 9740B
    Nose of sweet vanilla. Toasted caramel and toffee with hints of chocolate and graham cracker. Smoky finish.
  • Barrel #7700026 - 102 Proof - 9743B
    Nose of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Hints of vanilla and cherries. Subtle velvety finish.

My Take

Nice to see a lot of single barrel selections start making their way to Ohio. Seven barrels should be a decent amount to make this release attainable if someone wants to put forth the effort. I have never had Yellowstone so this is one I'll be sitting out. I need to get familiar with their base products before I move into the specialty releases. If you're a Yellowstone fan, then this is a great opportunity to get a single barrel bottle. 

What do you think? Drop a note in the comment box below. 

Source: OHLQ

1 comment:

  1. Central OH seems to be left out. Doesn't seem any are showing up here.