Score: 87 points
Out of 192 different single cask Bourbons in Buffalo Trace’s Single Oak Project released between 2011 and 2015, this was selected as the best overall whiskey. The distillery plans to replicate the same conditions under which this eight-year-old whiskey was created and produce more like it, but you’ll have to wait until at least 2023 for that.
If you can find this one, you’ll find the nose has mild spicy notes of cinnamon and ginger root, along with vanilla, honey, and oak. The taste starts off soft, then turns spicy with cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, and honey notes. The finish is long with lingering spices, hints of vanilla, and a touch of brown sugar. (June, 2015)