Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
Released in 2008, this was part of the fourth batch of experimental whiskeys released by Buffalo Trace, the first of two released that year. This bourbon was made from BT Rye Mash #1, distilled and barreled in July 1990. After eight years and one month in new, charred American oak, BT moved the spirit to a medium-toasted French oak ex-cabernet franc barrel in August 1998. After aging for a total of sixteen years (and 43% evaporation), the barrel was emptied in February 2008 and bottled at 45% ABV. Note that this was a bourbon before it went into the ex-cab franc cask. Under the TTB's interpretation of the law at the time, wine cask finished bourbon had to be labeled as "whiskey."
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask TypeNew, Charred American Oak and Ex-Cabernet Franc French Oak