Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 23 Year Giant French Oak Barrel
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
Released in 2012, this one of two bottles from the 11th batch of Experimental Collection whiskeys from Buffalo Trace. This batch focuses on giant French oak barrels. This whiskey was distilled in May 1989 from BT Rye Mash #2 (which is a bourbon mash bill) and aged in a used French oak barrel. At 135 gallons, the barrel was a "giant" by American standards (typically we use 53-gallon barrel), and it had previously held an unknown wine. The barrel was brought to a #3 char. After twenty-three years and one month (and 46.8% evaporation), the barrel was emptied and bottled in June 2012 at 45% ABV.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typeused (unknown wine), charred French oak barrel