Score: 89 points
This limited-edition whiskey was distilled on the same day in 1995 as the French Oak Experimental Collection whiskey, but was aged in American white oak with toasted oak chips added in. The nose is sweet oak, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, and caramel. The taste is peppery and intense with chili powder, cinnamon, a touch of wood smoke, and a slight tanginess as the spices fade. The finish is tangy and sweet with notes of honey and barbecue sauce.