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EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION

Buffalo Trace Distillery began experimenting with recipes and barrel treatments more than two decades ago. Currently there are more than 30,000 experimental barrels of whiskey aging in its warehouses. Each of the barrels has unique characteristics and experimental changes in the mash bill, types of wood, barrel toasts and more. Periodically, an experimental whiskey is bottled and sold on a limited basis.

TASTING NOTES

The taste profile for each experiment is uniquely its own depending on the mash bill, wood type, barrel treatment, warehouse environment and age.

REVIEWS

“Buffalo Trace is conducting thousands of different experiments (including some at their experimental micro-distillery), many of them groundbreaking. More importantly, whiskey enthusiasts get to taste them on an ongoing basis.” - Whisky Advocate

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal - Hot Box Toasted Barrel - 3 stars/Recommended; #7 Heavy Char Barrel - 3 stars/Recommended - F. Paul Pacult, March 2013

"Medium amber; soft, caramel nose; ripe and rich with toasted oak, spice and deep flavors; intense and rich with balance, style and vivid flavors." - The Tasting Panel - Hot Box Toasted - 93 points - Blue Reviews, May 2013   

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Awards

Most Recent Awards

  • 2018 Best American Whisky 9 Years and Under Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2017 3 Stars - Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 100% French Oak Barrel Aged F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 100% French Oak Barrel Head Aged F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 12 YO, Wheated - Warehouse K/Floor #1 F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 12 YO, Wheated - Warehouse K/Floor #5 F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 12 YO, Wheated - Warehouse K/Floor #9 F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 94 Rating Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Extended Stave Drying Time Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Standard Stave Drying Time Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Rye 90 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Rye 105 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Rye 115 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Rye 125 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Floor #1 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Floor #5 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 Floor #9 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2013 Liquid Gold Award - 94.5 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Hot Box Toasted Barrel - 3 Stars - Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2013 #7 Heavy Char Barrel - 3 Stars - Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2013 Hot Box Toasted Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2013 #7 Heavy Char Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2013 Wheat 90 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2013 Wheat 115 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2013 Wheat 125 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2013 Wheat 105 Whisky Advocate Magazine