Buffalo Trace Experimental Wheat on Rye (for The Party Source)
Added on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 09:13 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 8 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2001 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 63.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $60 Availability: Specialty Stores
A wheated Bourbon (i.e. Weller) finished in a rye whiskey cask.
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
The nose on this is soft and mellow, very typical of wheated Bourbons, but with just a hint of rye spice. As with the Party Source's Rye 'n Barrel, the flavor is unique. From each sip, I get different elements of the constituent grains. When it hits the tongue, I get sweet corn, followed by a distinct rye spice. Throughout, there is an underlying flavor from the wheat. The corn and the rye may be more immediately discernible, but the inner Weller is always there, and after a few drinks, it tastes more of wheated Bourbon than rye. Adding water brings the wheat even more to the forefront, but the rye spice still kicks in on the finish. This is another terrific, innovative whiskey from The Party Source.
Chris
 
N: Nose is a bit muted, a faint wheatiness (kind of a dirty spice, dried grass).
P: A bright and wheaty bourbon, very oily and sweet. 
F: Candy sweet, hoofa, a bit too much in my opinion, bring this otherwise fine bourbon down a notch.
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