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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces Newest Experimental Bourbon - Wheat

Buffalo Trace has announced their first experimental bourbon in 2020, and 23rd since 2006,  called Experimental Wheat Bourbon. This new wheat recipe bourbon was originally aged for four years, cut with water, then re-barreled and left to age for another eight years.

Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley states:
We’ve always known water was a necessary component in making whiskey. This experiment helped us to understand how important a role water actually plays in whiskey production. The result of this experiment led us to a bourbon that is actually one of my favorite experiments.
For this release, the barrel is filled with Buffalo Trace’s wheat mash recipe and entered into the barrel
at 114 proof. This was done on Dec. 10, 2007. After four years of aging, the barrel was removed, the bourbon was cut with water to lower it down to 100 proof, and then put back into the same barrel and left to age another eight years in the same warehouse.

The bourbon is bottled in 375ml bottles and will carry an MSRP of $46.99. The release will hit stores in May, but will be small and have limited availability.

My Take

I love that Buffalo Trace does the experimental collection and I love the new ways they are learning about different techniques. The problem with this is how limited the release is. The odds of this coming to Ohio are slightly above zero. If you do see this, I'd encourage you to pick it up because you don't have the opportunity to try something like this every day.

Source: Buffalo Trace

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