Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 78
Added on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:07 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 508, #3 Char, 12 Month Seasoning, Bottom Cut, 13 Rings/Inch, 55 Staves, Harvest Location A, Warehouse L, Concrete Floor, Warehouse Location L-3-27
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Sharp with pepper and spice. Lightly orange and caramel. A little black cherry. Slightly harsh. Light black tea.

 

P: Slightly thin, light oranges, a bit of caramel, some oakiness. Slightly warming - light white pepper. Very slight sourness.

 

F: Big and bold. A nice heat - bleack tea tannins initially, a little cherry. Some light marshmallow notes for a second. Dries slightly but not much - a little light oak but still retains some orange and caramel. Very faint mint aromas. 

 

This benefits from some time in the glass. It's an interesing focus - orange, caramel and a little black tea. I don't think it quite works for me but it's an unusual profile.  

 

 

Sku
 
Nose: That combination of exhaust and wet pavement that reminds me of Manhattan on a rainy spring morning.

 

Palate: Rye spice, very dry, like desert, chapped lips dry, some anise as it trails off.

 

Finish: Nice rye finish with some savory notes and a touch of bitterness.

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