Twice awarded Best Bourbon at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, for those of you who care about that sort of thing. We don't. BUT! We love this complex, unusual and absolutely delightful whiskey. It's a complicated mix of things so we'll just let our pals from Barrell do the talking on this one:
"Seagrass highlights the grassy oceanside notes we love in rye whiskeys and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. It is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and finished separately in Martinique Rhum Agricole casks, apricot brandy casks, and Madeira barrels.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Barrell Seagrass will be donated to The Ocean Foundation to contribute to the conservation and restoration of seagrass.
Why focus on seagrass? It’s not just because it inspires our whiskey. Intact coastal ecosystems are one of the planet’s most valuable natural resources. Seagrass meadows, as well as mangrove forests and salt marshes, protect coastal communities from erosion and flooding by absorbing and reducing wave energy. They also sequester carbon and improve water quality."