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Here we go, the other Stalk & Barrel blend, the Blue. So what’s going on here?

Stalk & Barrel is retiring the 1+11 blend and instead offering the Blue & Red Blends as the entry and midrange bottles, respectively. We really enjoyed the 1+11 originally, but anecdotes suggest it may have changed over time – I’m not sure if that’s true, but it is definitely possible. It would be hard to prove without example bottles over time. Short of buying a gas chromatograph or mass spectrometer we can’t really track an objective taste profile… obviously… since taste is subjective.

Anyway, here’s some non-objective taste profiles:

nose
Dan – hairspray & flowers
Simon – hairspray & slight caramel

neat
Dan – kind of sweet, very spicy cinnamon & soft caramel
Simon – sweet spice, watery, thin

finish
Dan – short, meh
Simon – brief warmth

splash
Dan – neat but less spice
Simon – slightly better, smoother

overall
Dan – 5/10
Simon – 5/10

Stalk & Barrel Blue Blend – 40% 750ml – $32.95 – Ontario

Try it? No. Buy it? Maybe for mix.

 

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