Tag Archives: Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Small Barrel Experiment A Failure

(Buffalo Trace Press Release) Sometimes, not all experiments are successful. Buffalo Trace Distillery learned this the hard way with its small barrel experiments started in 2006. Using 5, 10, and 15 gallon barrels, the company filled each small barrel with the same mash bill (Buffalo Trace Rye Bourbon Mash #1) around the same time, and aged them side by side in ...

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Hancock’s President’s Reserve Bourbon Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: C+ The Whiskey Reviewer has visited the work of Buffalo Trace Distillery several times, including the storied Pappy Van Winkle 20-year Old Bourbon, and most recently their Col. E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey.  In particular, I refer you to our review of their name-bearer Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey to learn a bit more about the distillery itself. ...

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Buffalo Trace To Release Giant French Oak Barrel Experiments in September

(Buffalo Trace Press Release) There’s been much discussion and experimentation with aging whiskey in small barrels, but what about experimenting with large barrels? More than two decades ago, Buffalo Trace Distillery set out to do just that. American whiskey typically ages in 53 gallon oak barrels, but this whiskey matured in 135 gallon French oak barrels, one for 19 years and ...

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Bluegrass Sundown Bourbon Liqueur Review

Bluegrass Sundown Liqueur

By Jake Emen Rating: B- Bluegrass  Sundown is a coffee and vanilla infused bourbon liqueur designed especially to produce a velvety, rich dessert beverage — the Kentucky bourbon coffee. Think of it as the bourbon counterpart to the Irish coffee we all know so well. If you’re a fan of Irish coffees, hot toddies and everything else in that category — ...

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