Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay Aged After 6 Years


Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA


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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 May 1992. After six years and three 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 fourteen years (and a staggering 65.17% 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."

  • age
    14 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    New, Charred American Oak and Ex-Chardonnay French Oak

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