Barrell Bourbon Cask Finish Series: Amburana
Barrell looks like they’re aware of just how much Amburana can cover up the base whiskey, so they’re going to take a slightly different approach to using it. The rear label seems to indicate that the blend (which uses no Dickel btw) was finished in Amburana Casks and then had additional non-finished barrels of bourbon added in to fine-tune the taste.
Amburana is a wood from Brazil that has been used for years to age cachaca, Brazilian rum, and is starting to catch on with whiskey producers. Spicy notes of cinnamon and ginger pair well with roasty malts. Amburana also imparts a light vanilla sweetness and I get a touch of sweet minerality.