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Warehouse C 2021 Bourbon
Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left his indelible mark on the bourbon industry as a whole, and nowhere is that more evident than at Buffalo Trace Distillery. In honor of Col. Taylor, Buffalo Trace is releasing a one-time only edition Warehouse C Bourbon in the E.H. Taylor lineup. This ten-year-old Bottled in Bond bourbon was aged in Warehouse C, built by Col. Taylor in 1885, and the barrel warehouse he was most proud of. The barrels in the E.H. Taylor Jr. Warehouse C release were all aged for ten years in the center of Warehouse C, with half of them coming from the 2nd floor and the other half from the 5th floor. The ideal aging locations for these barrels led to a wonderful flavor combination, with a nose of cherry cobbler with rum sauce and a hint of oak; a palate of cherry cola, vanilla bean and toasted oak; and a finish that is long and lingering with a hint of spearmint, coffee, raisin bread and anise.
Cellar Collection Madeira Cask Bourbon
In 2015, the Henderson family visited the island of Madeira in search of their next extraordinary finishing barrels. Only after sampling more than 30 varieties of Madeira wine did they find the perfect cask for their third Cellar Collection release. With both the dryness of fine sherry and the richness of tawny port, this rare finish is truly worthy of the Angel’s Envy Cellar Collection. Nose of caramelized banana, brown sugar, freshly baked raisins, almonds and faint cherry notes. Palate is pleasantly rich, with notes of toasted oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate and dried cherries.
Cigar Blend Bourbon
Artfully blended to enjoy with a fine cigar. This combination of award-winning Joseph Magnus Bourbon and 11 and 18-year-old whiskeys showcases bold, rich aromas of tobacco, spice, leather, vanilla, blanched almonds, and toffee. The Armagnac cask finish lends fruity notes of fig, prune, and dried apricot. Whiskey components additional aged in Sherry and Cognac casks - along with the Armagnac cask all three spirits are known to pair well with cigars. Cigar Blend Bourbon was developed by Nancy Fraley, a Master Blender and widely revered whiskey and rum consultant. This very small batch product includes only a few hundred bottles per release.
Barrel Proof Bourbon
Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof. It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor's watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake. The aroma of cooked berries meets the nose, followed by a rich caramel and slightly floral smell. The taste is bold and full of spice that fills the mouth with a distinct flavor of toasty vanilla, dried oak and pepper. The finish is long and satisfying with a powerful rye character and lingering hints of fruit.
Declaration 2021 Straight Bourbon
Bomberger’s Declaration honors the legacy of the former distillery known as Bomberger’s in the 1800’s and later as Michter’s in the 20th Century. The 2021 release is a robust Kentucky bourbon bottled at 108 proof with a broad spectrum of distinctively rich characters. For this release the maturation team chose special barrels, some of which were made from Chinquapin oak naturally air dried for over 3 years. This year the production team opted to accentuate the rich characters and depth by adjusting the char levels for a wonderfully distinctive bourbon. Nose of toast and buttery caramel with some plum. Full throttle palate, yet remarkably smooth with some burnt sugar and a bit of both milk chocolate and dark chocolate.
2021 Sour Mash Whiskey
Shenk’s is a Sour Mash Whiskey made with a substantial amount of rye. Following the success of the 2019 and 2020 releases where some Chinquapin oak barrels were used during maturation, the 2021 release also includes use of this oak. The wood has been naturally air dried and seasoned for over three years and the Chinquapin oak has been charred at various char levels for the aging of the whiskey. This year’s release has resulted in a balanced whiskey with an elegant body and finish. Nose of brown sugar with baking spice and fresh citrus. A beautiful sipping whiskey, the palate shows sweet caramel notes followed by hints of nutmeg, clove, and dried fruits.
"Craft Your Perfect Bourbon"
The Weller brand in Buffalo Trace’s portfolio holds a special place in the hearts of wheated bourbon fans. C.Y.P.B. is the result of an interactive activity called Craft Your Perfect Bourbon, where bourbon drinkers were asked to choose their ideal bourbon - the overwhelming whiskey drink consensus was a wheated recipe bourbon aged for eight years and bottled at 95 proof. It is now released annually in very limited quantities. A light aroma with citrus and oak on the nose. The palate is well rounded and balanced, with a medium-long finish and hints of vanilla. Recognized at the 2021 World Whiskies Award as the World's Best Bourbon.
13 Year Bourbon
Russell’s Reserve 13 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a limited-edition whiskey produced by the Wild Turkey Distillery, and possibly the best bottling ever to come out under the label. The latest expression in the Russell’s Reserve line is bottled without chill filtration and at barrel proof, at 57.4% ABV. “This release embodies our commitment to creating uniquely satisfying flavors, and, hands down, it’s one of our most rare bourbons,” said Eddie Russell. The nose with aromas of red fruit and charred confectionary is followed by a sweet palate with notes of dried dark fruit, chocolate, and toasted brown sugar, honey and nougat. The finish is strong and lasting.
Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
Since the release of Old Forester Rye in 2019, fans have been clamoring to try it at barrel strength, and now Old Forester has delivered with their limited single barrel release. For the first time in the brandʼs 150 year history, Old Forester presents this new expression, unfiltered, as a single barrel at barrel strength. Each barrel will have it’s own unique tasting notes and various proofs – but all distinctly Old Forester Rye. Aromas are dessert forward, creamy vanilla and lemon custard, alongside rich caramel and dark brown sugar. Palate is full-bodied with a base of ripe orchard fruit, subtle cinnamon stick, dried dill, and hazelnut.
10 Year Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
One of their most limited production items, Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye continues the legacy of America’s first whiskey variety (rye) from America’s first whiskey company (Michter’s, originally known as Shenk’s). After a nearly three year absence from the market, Michter’s then Master Distiller Willie Pratt finally gave the green light for the re-release of Michter’s 10 Year Straight Rye in 2014. The 2021 bottling shows deep notes of vanilla and toffee, toasted almonds and cinnamon with an ample dose of crushed pepper and a hint of orange citrus.
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