Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 106
Added on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 8 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2003 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $46 Availability: Specialty Stores
Wheat Recipe, Entry Proof 125, Entry Weight 500, #3 Char, 12 Month Seasoning, Bottom Cut, 14 Rings/Inch, 35 Staves, Harvest Location A, Warehouse K, Wood Floor, Warehouse Location K-7-36
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Light hints of dried apple and some orange; a bit of light toffee; maple syrup; light powdering of sugar; sweet woody notes. Slightly bready, makes me think of French toast. Light cinnamon. Slight clay earthiness.

 

P: Sweet; big rich mouthfeel with a slight cinnamon tingle. Maple syrup, some medium wood presence that's slightly dusty and aged. slight vegetal character.

 

F: Light vegetal notes; slight vibe of boozy fruits (plum, apple, a bit of peach?). A little cinnamon. Some wood but not much. Somewhat drying. Fruity and sweet still though.

 

This is kind of an unusual one for the Single Oaks. I like it because of that. It's got aspects that make me think of an older whiskey, which is always great - it's got that apple skin and wood profile that can be a real treat. Interestingy, despite this and the classic bourbon note seen, this has a certain "scotchiness" to it. I'm not sure it's a winner but it strikes me different than any Single Oak I can remember. Worth a try.  

 

 

 
Sku
 
Nose: English Muffins, freshly mopped floors (is that scent Murphy's Oil Soap? I can't seem to conjure it. I think we have some Murphy's, but I've got too much pride to nose it, lest my wife think I'm huffing cleaning products, you know).

 

Palate: Very clean wheater - sweet up front, slight acid in the back, textbook

 

Finish: Citric acid and wood.

 

Not a bad wheater at all.

 
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