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April 20, 2006

Buffalo Trace Releases "Experimental" Whiskies

Buffalo TraceWe've been meaning to review Buffalo Trace Bourbon for a while now. We read nothing but good things about the stuff, and everyone we've spoken to who's tried it has something good to say. Now, before we've even gotten a chance to review their regular offering, they've come out with three "experimental" whiskies (or is it whiskeys?) that intrigue us even more.

And quite the experiment it started 17 years ago and involved aging the same whiskey in three different ways, as explained below:

1. FRENCH OAK: This bourbon was aged ten years in a French Oak barrel in which the staves were first air-dried for 24 months. The French Oak has given the whiskey a sugary sweetness and dark caramel color.
2. TWICE BARRELED: After aging this bourbon for eight years and eight months, this whiskey was put into a brand new barrel. With twice the wood, this whiskey has lots of oak and has a long warm finish.
3. FIRE POT BARREL: This barrel was heated to 102 degrees F for 23 minutes to dry the wood prior to filling. The whiskey has a smoky nose, and hints of fruit and tobacco on the pallet.
We're especially interested in the Fire Pot Barrel, but all three sound very tasty. Apparently this Experimental Collection will only be available in 375ml bottles, and will be released in late April - they'll retail for around $46.35 each. Check out the press release or head on over to the Buffalo Trace site for more information.

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I currently have one set of the brand new Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay release. I am looking to sell the set for $200.00. If you are interested please let me know. They are of course sealed and just arrived from Buffalo Trace today. The set contains two 375ml bottles. They are very hard to find as there was only one barrel used for the experiment.

Posted by: John at May 2, 2007 9:22 PM
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