02 Jan New Year, New Expressions
2017 was INCREDIBLE. Far more than words can describe, so let’s just leave it at that and roll into 2018 looking forward to everything that is to come.
We are working to launch over 10 new Expressions this year and we are starting it off TODAY, January 2nd, 2018 by publicly releasing our Darkness Expression along with an extremely limited run of our first ever experimental series Mosaic.
Oh, and we almost forgot to mention. Every order through Midnight on January 7th, 2018 ships for FREE!
Let’s get started by talking Darkness.
Darkness is Chocolate and Peanut Butter amazingness aged in one of the most unique whiskey barrels we could get our hands on. Darkness was aged in a 15 gallon charred American Oak barrel made in Missouri that housed StilL 630’s Presence of Darkness Whiskey. This whiskey began as a beer, specifically, 4Hands Brewing Company’s Absence of Light, an incredible deep and rich Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout.
The beer was double distilled then barrel aged for over 16 months. The whiskey was then created and aged in this same barrel. Darkness was the final chapter in this incredible barrel’s story. The barrel imparted some beautiful cinnamon, vanilla, and allspice notes to round out the whiskey and create something truly special.
And then there’s Mosaic. A bit of a maker’s oil, something that evolved from the experimentation that we put into all that we do.
A Mosaic is defined as a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole and this series is exactly that. We regularly experiment with ingredients that might normally be too difficult to source or are too cost prohibitive to use on a regular basis.
From those experiments magical things are created and we are proud to call those our Mosaic Series.
Our first Mosaic blend aged much longer and with more ingredients than anything else we’ve released to date. It offers notes that you’ve never experienced with our oils and an experience like none other. Just as a beautiful mosaic piece of art, Blend 1 was derived from many small elements that would have otherwise never crossed paths but have united to provide the user with an absolutely gorgeous result. Notes of Star Anise and clove greet you immediately, only to give way to Sandalwood, Vanilla and Bourbon. Bergamot, Coriander, and others add to the extreme complexity.
Mosaic Blend 1 is an exclusively small-batch release with only 50 bottles available.
We would also like to note that all Barrel Brands Hair and Skins Oils are diverse and can be used by Men, Women and Children in a variety of capacities including but not limited to usage as a Beard Oil, Tattoo Oil, Post-Tattoo Moisturizer, Hair Oil, Skin Oil, Makeup Primer, Skin Moisturizer, Post-Shave Moisturizer, or simply as a Fragrance.