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  Buffalo Trace "Single Oak Project" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (375ml)
Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


 
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Product Code: S1087

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One of the most respected distillers in the world, Buffalo Trace is a family-owned, Kentucky-based company with a distilling tradition that dates back to 1787. Their most recent release, The Single Oak Project, is the most extensive bourbon experiment ever undertaken. In 1999, the warehouse manager Ronnie Eddins traveled to the Missouri Ozarks to personally select 96 American oak trees that varied between fine grain, medium grain and course grain, based on the tree's growth rings per inch and growing location. Each tree was then cut into a top and bottom piece - yielding 192 unique tree sections that would each be constructed into a single barrel. However, prior to construction, the staves were divided into two groups and given different air dried seasonings - 6 months or 12 months. The air drying breaks down some of the harsh flavor characteristics found in wood.

After the staves were seasoned, each unique tree section was constructed into a barrel. Buffalo Trace then experimented with different char levels on the 192 barrels - two different levels were used, a number three and a number four char. (The standard char level for all Buffalo Trace products is a number four char, which is a 55 second burn.) Then, the barrels were filled with either a wheat recipe or a rye recipe bourbon, filled at 105 proof or 125 proof, and aged for eight years in a warehouse with wooden ricks or a warehouse with concrete floors.

Buffalo Trace believes that this experiment will allow the consumer to directly compare the impact of seven different critical variables across 192 bottles for a total of 1,396 different taste combinations. They encourage each consumer to visit their website and rate each whiskey that is tasted because only afterwards will one be able to see the aging details and provenance of each barrel. The distillery hopes that this valuable feedback will help them create the "perfect" bourbon! Supplies are limited so reserve your bottle today.

Product of Kentucky
Alcohol by Volume: 45%

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