Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 10
Added on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:48 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 125, Entry Weight 522, #3 Char, 12 Month Seasoning, Bottom Cut, 16 Rings/Inch, 42 Staves, Harvest Location A, Warehouse K, Wood Floor, Warehouse Location K-7-36
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 
N: Slightly dry with a gentle white pepper lead on the nose. A good amount of corn, light toffee and caramel. Some light oak as well. Slight maple. There's a slight sournes on the nose but it's a sourness that is integrated and works for me.
 
P: Rich mouthfeel, sweet with corn upfront and a nice dose of caramel behind it. mildly tannic with reasonable wood presence but it enhances the character of the bourbon. Some light maple notes; a very faint hint of cinnamon; a faint hint of orange. Slight wood presence. A faint hint of cherry.

F: Warmer than the palate, a bit more dry and dark fruits emerge for a second. A little black cherry. A touch of marshmallow even. Quite dry though - this doesn't linger in the mouth, it's more back of the palate.
 
This is not bad. It's sweet and I don't think the tannins sit with this one just right. This is one of those BTSO barrels that I'd be interested to try at a couple different ages. 
Sku
 
Nose: Rich and complex on the nose with raw wood and lots of briny, rye spice.

 

Palate: Spicy and woody with sweet notes picking up mid way through and into the finish.

 

Finish: Sweet and spicy.

 

This has some nice flavors with a good balance

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