Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 13 Year Old-Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon (105 Entry Proof)
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
The Experimental Collection represents some of the research and development that Buffalo Trace has been doing with their whiskey production. 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 105 proof; for comparison, its paired bottle is entered at 125 proof. Both are bottled at 90 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The 105 entry proof bourbon is very easy drinking. Thirteen years of ageing have longed smoothed any rough edges on this whiskey. It's very oaky on the palate with pleasant notes of vanilla, a light body, and a finish that fades away moderately quickly. "