Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 29
Added on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 09:03 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 8 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2003 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $46 Availability: Specialty Stores
Rye Recipe, Entry Proof 105, Entry Weight 511, #3 Char, 12 months seasoned, Top Cut, 17 Growth Rings/Inch, 33 Staves, Harvest Location A, Warehouse L, Concrete Floor, Warehouse Location L-3-27
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
Nose:  Very nice, oaky with herbal notes and dried fruit. 
Palate:  Dry with a bit of citrus and some oak, not as nice as the nose, bitter on late palate.
Finish:  Mostly bitter.
Tim
 

N: Initially strong but settles down. Somewhat of a gentle mix of pepper and wood with light fruits (cherries, plums) in the background. Slightly generic alcohol note in the middle next to a lightly butterscotch note.

 

P: Thicker and richer. Creamy. Not warm. Good oak influence, light heat from pepper. Buttery. Vanilla. Cherries. Slightly bland, the flavors are underdeveloped.

 

F: Warms slightly, gives a dry blast of pepper and oak. Some vanilla in there too. Lasts mediumish length. Early kick of black cherries, and almost - for a moment - a slightly menthol, medicinal note.

 

The flavor is underdeveloped and would be great if it was a little more in focus. That said, it's easy drinking as cn be and I'd probably keep some of this on hand. Thick mouthfeel! 

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