Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 88
Added on Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 08:31 AM
  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 523, #4 Char, 6 Month Seasoning, Bottom Cut, 14 Rings/Inch, 52 Staves, Harvest Location A, Warehouse L, Concrete Floor, Warehouse Location L-3-27
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 
N: Lightly piney, with moderate wood. Maple syrup, black pepper. Some faint caramel.

P: Initially slightly sour; with wood present. Some maple syrup. Sugary notes present as well. Extremely faint vanilla. Light caramel. Some black cherries.

F: Warming slightly. Wood carries through, a bit of the sweetness plays counterpoint to the wood. Pepper goes more in the white pepper direction. Vanilla and light marshmallow notes are present. A little black cherry and black tea.
 
It's not bad. It's a little hotter on the palate than I'd normally like but it's pretty decent. The dark fruit notes are a touch too dark. 
Sku
 
Nose: Spicy with lots of rye, peppery, some pine notes

 

Palate: A good dose of rye, followed by maple candy, vanilla

 

Finish: Light and sweet.

 

This continues a trend I've noticed in this series that the low entry proof bourbons tend to have more spice and the high entry proof bourbons have more sweetness.  I generally prefer the spicier flavor profile.

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