Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 1993 Double Barreled
Added on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2007 at 11:30 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 16 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

This bourbon (using BT Mashbill #2) was barreled in 1992 and transferred to new, charred oak barrels in 2001.  Around $120 in its time.

Member Ratings and Notes
N: Awesome.  Lovely. Very exotic and floral.  Then comes the purple smells and some oak.
P: Big cherry wood, flowery, oaky, and I like it.
P: Wow.   Transforms itself several times from pure sugar to flowery nectar.
Eminently drinkable, but not for the wood wimps.
Richer and sweeter than most bourbons, especially considering the 45% abv.  The long, warming finish makes it all the more satisfying.  Smooth.  Remember to let this one rest in your mouth for a time to get the extra flavors.  Rich, yum, did I say rich? 

Retaste:  Better than I remembered it.  Dried cherries and cinnamon, and sweet.  YUM.  A/A-
Astringent citrus and spice nose, a bit of syrup.  With a little air over the palate there's intense heat... lingers with rich sweetness and bright clove notes. 
Nose: Nice huge woody bourbon flavors, like an old library.  One of those noses that will just blow you away.
Palate:  Starts right in with puckering levels of wood, but a bit of a diluted quality.  I want it to be cask strength to match the power of the nose.  Corn sweetness and a briny rye-spice fight in equal parts for attention but mostly lose to the wood, though the brine manages to stick in your craw through the finish.
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