Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Zinfandel Aged After 6 Years
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
Released in 2007, this was part of the second batch of experimental whiskeys released by Buffalo Trace. 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 American oak ex-zinfandel barrel in August 1998. After aging for a total of fourteen years (and 34.5% 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-zin 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 barrels.
Cask TypeNew, Charred American Oak and Ex-Zinfandel American Oak