Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay Aged After 10 Years
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
Released in 2007, this was part of the third batch of experimental whiskeys released by Buffalo Trace, the second of two released that year. This bourbon was made from BT Rye Mash #1, distilled and barreled in April 1988. After ten years and four months in new, charred American oak, BT moved the spirit to a medium-toasted French oak ex-chardonnay barrel in August 1998. After aging for a total of eighteen years (and a staggering 61.83% evaporation), the barrel was emptied in February 2007 and bottled at 45% ABV. Note that this was a bourbon before it went into the ex-chardonnay 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-Chardonnay French Oak