Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection French Oak Barrel Head Aged


Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA


community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 12 )

This entry in Buffalo Trace's Experimental Collection investigates what happens to their whiskey when you age it ten years in barrels that swap out the heads (top and bottom lids) of standard American oak with heads made from French oak. As with all Experimental Collection whiskeys from Buffalo Trace, this is bottled in a 375ml bottle and quantities are limited as only two barrels were produced. Available as of May 2015.

  • age
    10 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 staves and new French oak heads

Tasting Notes

"The nose is like a tropical fruit bowl: coconut, banana, papaya, and apples with a bit of oak in the background. The taste still boasts fruit notes, mostly cherry and apple, but it's primarily spicy rye and pepper, salted caramel, and wood. There's more wood and spice on the finish, along with a lingering minty bitterness. "

Score 88

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