Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Experimental Buffalo Trace

Anyone else see this in the Apollo Liquor newsletter?

Special Purchase - Buffalo Trace 2011 Experimental Collection

Bourbon made with Rice and Oats Are the Latest Two Experiments
Those creative distillers have been up to it again at Buffalo Trace Distillery. The latest round of whiskies in the Experimental Collection are two bourbons - one made with rice and one made with oats. And like their breakfast-sounding names, both provide a hearty mouthful without being over powerful.
Details are as follows:
Rice Bourbon Whiskey - These barrels were filled on April 30, 2002, and aged on the 7th floor of Warehouse I for 9 years and 5 months. Corn, malt and rice are the ingredients used in the recipe, resulting in a very clean aroma with the barrel notes of caramel and spice. A crisp flavor on the tongue is noticed, without any heaviness or oiliness whatsoever. A slight dryness near the end provides a quick finish. It is a very delicate whiskey.
Oat Bourbon Whiskey - These barrels have the same fill date, aging location and aging time as the Rice Bourbon. Corn, malt and oats are the ingredients used in this recipe, resulting in a pleasantly smoky nose with a rich aroma of toasted oats that offers a nice complexity. On the palette, the smokiness intrigues as hints of dried fig and stone fruit come through, and eventually give way to an earthy finish.
The Experimental Collection will be packaged in 375ml bottles. Each label will include all the pertinent information unique to that barrel of whiskey. These whiskeys will retail for approximately $46.35 each. They are 45% alcohol by volume. Each experiment is very rare and very limited. For more information on the Experimental Collection or the other products of Buffalo Trace Distillery, please contact Kris 
Thoughts? Damn, our queue is getting longer. Anyone thinking two meetings a month? Don't tell the Mrs. I suggested that...


  1. Yes, I saw that. I cannot guarantee that I will wait until the next meeting. It is pricey for 375ml but I am intrigued.

  2. I just bought a bottle of the oat bourbon. Will be opening it Saturday evening after the state Lego robotics tournament.

  3. Tony - we'll expect a full review.