Buffalo Trace Single Oak Barrel 174
Added on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:29 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 495, #3 Char, 12 Month Seasoning, Bottom Cut, 9 Rings/Inch, 50 Staves, Harvest Location B, Warehouse L, Concrete Floor, Warehouse Location L-3-27
Member Ratings and Notes

N: Sweet with maple syrup, but with a slightly atringent, woody kind of balance to it. Slight apple cider note. Lightly hit with a dash of black pepper. Evolves to be more creamy with a vanilla note. Gentle cherry.


P: Slightly thin initially; becomes creamier with a bit of time in the glass. Light cinnamon, some caramel and toffee. Maple syrup, a touch of powdered sugar, and slight breadiness.


F: Cinnamon, slightly drying wood; a dusty tone to it. Some light red wine, a touch of dark chocolate. 


This benefits from a bit of time in the glass to develop the nose (and the finish seems to be aided by it too). A little more interesting with the sweet nose and slightly tannic finish.  

The nose is has some wet cardboard, maybe a touch of mildew (not in a bad way) and a bit of butterscotch hard candy. The palate has some vanilla extract and wood with a dry mouthfeel. The finish is dry and slightly acidic.


This one has good balance and some complexity.



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