This first release of American Vatted Malt was years in the making, as many of the components in the blend come from emerging distilleries that have never traded or sold bulk whiskey before. Though the physical and logistical work of sourcing and blending with a group of small, independent producers in neither easy nor short, Barrell believes it lays the groundwork for an exciting and collaborative future. Although some of the collaborators for this blend asked to remain anonymous, core participants include
Balcones Distillery, Hamilton Distillers (Del Bac Whiskey), MGP, Harvest Farm Distillery, Santa Fe Distillery, and Kings County Distillery. The resulting blend is complex and multi-faceted, rewarding the drinker with unfolding layers of flavor. 58.75% ABV.