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Drawing begins 9/25 and runs through October 11th. All drawing participants will be contacted with results on Monday, October 12th.
MEET THE UNICORNS
GOLD EDITION SINGLE BARREL
Blanton’s Gold is crafted from the same high-rye mash bill as the widely beloved Blanton’s Original Single Barrel, but it is bottled at 103 proof rather than the standard 93 proof, giving added weight, depth of character, and certainly a sharper bit of spice. Previously only available overseas, this marks the first expansion of the Blanton's lineup in the United States. A lovely homecoming.
KOSHER RYE RECIPE BOURBON
In partnership with the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc), Buffalo Trace Distillery produced this Rye Recipe Bourbon Whiskey. Made with the same high quality grains as Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey, this Kosher spirit was aged in specifically designated Kosher barrels. In order to satisfy Passover requirements, these barrels were sold to a non-Jewish executive in a ceremony witness by a representative from the cRc. After aging for seven years, this Rye Recipe Bourbon was bottled at 94 proof after ensuring the bottling lines were cleaned beforehand and that no contact was made by non-Kosher spirits.
KOSHER WHEAT RECIPE BOURBON
Buffalo Trace Distillery produced this Wheat Recipe Bourbon in a partnership with the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc). Made with the same high quality grains as W.L. Weller Bourbon Whiskey, this Kosher spirit was aged in specifically designated Kosher barrels. In order to satisfy Passover requirements, these barrels were sold to a non-Jewish executive in a ceremony witnessed by a representative from the cRc. After aging for seven years, this Wheat Recipe Bourbon was bottled at 94 proof after ensuring the bottling lines were cleaned beforehand and that no contact was made with non-Kosher spirits
MARRIAGE 18 YEAR BOURBON
This latest Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. offering, a decadent 18 year old bourbon, is a marriage of Buffalo Trace's three bourbon mashbills: Their #1, low rye recipe employed for most of the E.H. Taylor lineup, the #2 higher rye mashbill most famously used for the beloved Blanton's Single Barrel, and their wheated mashbill, the not-so-secret secret behind W.L. Weller and a certain Grand-Pappy with a disarmingly Dutch surname. It was first put into barrels in 2002, and as with all of the Bottled-in-Bond Taylor releases, is bottled at 100 proof.
ELMER T LEE
"100 YEAR TRIBUTE" SINGLE BARREL
The one-time-only 100 Year Tribute release will have the same mash bill and age as the standard 90 proof Elmer T. Lee bourbon, but will be fittingly bottled at 100 proof. The distillery tells us to expect “the classic taste that Elmer would have loved, with a nose of maple syrup up front, a taste of creamy vanilla with berries, and a long finish of coffee, toasted oak, and vanilla.”
CHINKAPIN OAK BOURBON
Old Charter Chinkapin Oak earned much of its character while aging for nine years in special barrels made from Chinkapin Oak trees. Prior to being assembled into barrels, the oak staves from these tall trees, native to the eastern and central U.S., air-dried for two years, far longer than the industry-standard three months. The nose comes out singing with notes of cherries and spearmint, a palate of fresh herbs and honey, and a finish of warm baking spices and dark chocolate. Bottled at 46.5% abv.
FRENCH OAK BOURBON
Old Charter Oak is crafted using Buffalo Trace's Mashbill #1, a rye bourbon recipe used to make their namesake bourbon, Eagle Rare, E. H. Taylor, and more. This batch was put into French oak barrels in 2007, aged for 12 years, and bottled at 92 proof. Has a nose of vanilla with hints of apricot, cherry, and rose petal, a palate that oozes with thick and creamy maple syrup, and a long finish of chocolate and toasted oak.
"CRAFT YOUR PERFECT BOURBON"
Buffalo Trace's foray into democracy. In November 2015 Buffalo Trace Distillery launched an interactive experience on their website that allowed people to learn about and create their own perfect bourbon. The process allows people to choose a bourbon recipe, placement in the warehouse for aging, number of years to age the bourbon, and final proof for bottling. The majority of respondents chose a wheated bourbon recipe, aged for eight years on the top floor of the rickhouse, and then bottled somewhere between 90-99 proof. Thus, Weller C.Y.P.B. was born. Fairly sweet up front, the initial burst of flavors is comprised of peaches, butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of citrus. A moderate amount of aged oak rounds out the back end, providing a welcome hint of brooding intensity behind the peaches and cream introduction. Bottled at 47.5% abv.
FULL PROOF BOURBON
In June 2019, Buffalo Trace launched Weller Full Proof. Its “Full Proof” moniker doesn’t mean it's bottled at barrel proof, rather that it is bottled at the same 114 proof of its initial barrel entry. With notes of pound cake, cinnamon sugar, rich caramel, vanilla extract, and buttercream frosting, this is classic Weller, turned up to 11.
SINGLE BARREL BOURBON
It's Weller, it's new, it's a single barrel, it's bottled at 48.5% abv. Expect a creamy texture, with quite a bit of spice for a wheated bourbon. Pepper, cloves, and red hots are right up front, followed by a wash of butterscotch, toffee, and cocoa. Finish is more spice and cake frosting sweet.
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