Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection French Oak Barrel Head Aged

Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 45%
Score: 87 points

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection French Oak Barrel Head Aged Bourbon. Image courtesy Buffalo Trace.It’s a long name, but necessary to explain the provenance of this unusual Bourbon¬†matured for around 10 years in specially-made barrels using French Oak heads and American Oak staves. The nose is smoother than its counterpart, the 100% French Oak Barrel Aged, with a soft oakiness, honey, vanilla, and hints of maple. The taste has a good balance of cinnamon, fruity notes of lemon zest and peaches, brown sugar, vanilla, and a touch of oak. The finish is subtle, but lingers nicely with muted cinnamon spiciness, oak, vanilla, and a hint of peaches. (May, 2015)

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