Berentzen's Bushel & Barrel is akin to biting into a crisp apple full of whiskey. Upon opening the bottle, the bourbon smell sets up camp in your nostrils and lights a warm fire full of flavor. The dutifully-aged 30% ABV spirit hits you with caramel and vanilla tones, and a warm oak finish. Apple and bourbon have, seemingly, just always belonged together. Like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.