Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 15 Minute Infrared Light

Bourbon

Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

Buffalo Trace has set aside their Warehouse X as the site to hold their Experimental Collection of whiskies. Over 5,000 barrels are aging there and occasionally they will bottle and release their experiments. This bottling, released in 2016, was created using barrels made by the Independent Stave Co. They were created like their other standard barrels for Buffalo Trace, but prior to charring, the barrels were exposed to infrared light waves. This bottling underwent short & medium wave frequency at 70% power for 15 minutes. It was then given a level #1 char before the whiskey entered the barrel. This is a limited edition bottling of 4 barrels. It is sold in 375ml sized bottles.

  • age
    6 Year, 5 months
  • abv
    45.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak (#1 char level)

Tasting Notes

"The first sips evoke comforting tastes of childhood like candied apples, caramel popcorn, Juicy Fruit gum, Honeycomb cereal, and marshmallows. There's a honeysuckle-floral aroma and brown sugar sweetness topping this off. A strong tartness balances out the sweetness, with a cinnamon finish that fades out with a slight burn. A large ice cube brings out more of the floral, spice, and orchard fruit notes. "

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Rich & Full Bodied