Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 13 Year Old-Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon (125 Entry Proof)
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
The bourbons in this experimental release are allowed to "sour" prior to the addition of yeast to begin fermentation, in contrast to most modern bourbons which are soured with a small amount of setback from a previous batch. This one is aged for thirteen years and entered into barrel at 125 proof; for comparison, its paired bottle is entered at 105 proof. Both are bottled at 90 proof. Note: This is sold in 375ml sized bottles.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The 125 barrel entry proof bottle in this year's experimental collection is burlier than its 105 proof companion, with a spicier kick that is perfectly balanced by toffee notes from its thirteen year rest in oak. The finish is longer and the body heavier than its lower entry proof twin. While both offerings in the pair are worthwhile, it's a safe bet that this is the bottle that will be emptied first. "