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Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project sample giveaway

May 19th, 2011

What’s the right thing to do when you have the entire set of the first release of Buffalo Trace’s Single Oak Project? Give away a 50ml set of all 12 bottles to a deserving individual.

I don’t want this to be a contest. I’m just feeling philanthropic. So, yesterday I installed a plug-in that tells me who’s commenting the most here on WDJK. I decided that’s who would get the set of samples.

I checked the comment list for both 2010 and 2011 year-to-date. It’s the same person: “Red_Arremer.” Congrats Red, and thanks for taking the time to participate here!

What the hell? Why don’t I also give away a set to the second highest commentor? That would be “Sam K.”

I have both of your email addresses. I don’t have 24 50ml sample bottles right now, so give me a couple/few weeks to take care of the logistics. I’ll reach out to you via email.

Enjoy the whiskeys guys!

28 Responses to “Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project sample giveaway”

  1. Damn John , that’s mighty nice of you. Congrats to to Red and Sam!

  2. Morgan Steele says:

    Congrats to both! Looking forward to your tasting notes.

  3. Ryan says:

    Very nice gesture John. Congrats Red and Sam!

  4. Dan says:

    Wow, that’s really cool. I guess I’ll start commenting more often :)

  5. Vince says:

    Fanastic John! Red and Sam, we are looking forward to your tasting notes! Enjoy!

  6. JWC says:

    What a great and generous idea. Congrats to Red and Sam!

  7. Dutch says:

    and you’re doing a random drawing for the 3rd set right? ;-)

  8. Dave says:

    Awesome John! You’re doing what BT should have done in the first place.

  9. Jason Pyle says:

    Good stuff John! Congrats Red and Sam. Sam I can’t wait to hear about it!!

  10. sam k says:

    Yikes! I’m having trouble breathing the rarefied air up here! I’m humbled by this honor and promise to do my best to fulfill the lofty expectations posted thus far.

    One caveat: I’m not a “fruit and flowers” kind of guy. That is, I’m not very good at telling you that there are lilies-of-the-valley on the nose, and notes of bosc pear and mango on the palate. When John says that he finds a certain aroma or flavor, I can generally pick it out, but that’s not how I approach a tasting on my own.

    I tend to look for the mood of the whiskey instead, and use descriptors like bright or brooding, thin or thick, sweet or spicy, things like that. Pencil shavings and boat docks elude me. Plus, I’ve never done written descriptions before, so bear with me.

    I’m all tingly, actually! Thanks, John!

    • Morgan Steele says:

      Sam – I’m sure you’ll do fine. But, let’s not see a review with “mixes well with Coke.” LOL

      • Regular Chumpington says:

        “The rich wood of sample #3 was very bold but simultaneously austere – clearly needing the lemon/lime kick of Sprite to loosen its tie a little bit. After adding a dash of Rose’s Lime juice, it was perfect: Dennis Rodman in a Bijan suit with the elbows cut out. Edgy with undeniably classy elements.”

        Just kidding – congrats, guys. You’ll of course be graded on the quality and completeness of your tasting notes. ;) Enjoy & it would be great to hear overall impressions from these two as a guest blog sometime.

        Maybe match them up by bottle #? I’m anticipating being a spectator only to the BTSOP so reading about the project has been interesting.

    • Vince says:

      You’ll do great Sam, bottom line, let us know if we should buy it! Enjoy!

  11. Mary says:

    Red – Congratulations – You are lucky today – quick, go out & buy a lottery ticket!

  12. Texas says:

    Congrats guys! Great idea, John!

  13. two-bit cowboy says:

    Great stuff, John. Congrats to Red and Sam. Enjoy guys.

  14. H.Diaz says:

    This is great. How about more give aways like this, but more random and not comment counting? I’ll never beat Red, no one will. He also won a couple of three years back and in the same manner.

    Come on whisky brands, step up and offer your new releases as prizes. For their generosity, my next purchase will likely be from Buffalo Trace.

  15. snakeman48 says:

    Wow!!! That’s a awful nice thing to do for your readers / posters of this blog, John.
    And congratulations to Red, and Sam on winning them.

    That’s the only way I’ll ever get to taste them is to win them,
    or somebody has got to feel real sorry for me, and share a nip of each one.

  16. JD says:

    Very cool, John. Though I must say, you’re giving me a powerful incentive to just start posting like mad around here, whether I actually have anything to say or not…

    And as for Red & Sam: Congratulations! Though now you guys have a sacred obligation to review the whole set and tell us which bottles we need to track down & buy! : )

  17. Jeff H says:

    Awesome! Congrats to Sam and Red!

    Sam – I’d be interested in just hearing which one(s) you like best. Don’t worry about pretty descriptors. :-)

  18. Red_Arremer says:

    Hey– Thanks so much John! Means a lot. I promise you all to hold up my end with the tasting notes.

    Sam, It’ll be interesting to compare notes as I’m more of specific flavor/odor type. Hopefully between the two of us all we’ll have all bases covered (except maybe the “mink stole” one…).

    • sam k says:

      Especially the “wet mink stole” one! Looking forward to our working together separately, Red!

  19. Chris says:

    Curses! Oh well, next release maybe :)

  20. Mike Dereszynski says:

    Curious John,
    I admire your “sharing the spirit”. If I aquire bottles and wanted to share, what would you concider a minimum-maximum ratio? What do you pour when you are judging a whisky? With a 375 ml bottle, how many people could get a reasonable pour of how many ml/oz,to make a critical judgement of the whiskies?
    I trust your expertise and would also welcome others suggestions.

  21. Vince says:

    I tried two bottles over the weekend, #3 and #99 and I have to tell you I was not impressed at all. In fact, I will say that #3 is one of the worst bourbons I have tasted. It is SO SWEET, like a caramel milkshake, that it was difficult to finish. The richness reminded me of eating a very rich dessert that you regretted after you had finished it. Very one dimensional, not really any layers of flavor. The #99 was a little better but not by much.

    I usually love the Buffalo Trace bourbons and, honestly, I was shocked at how much I disliked these. I will not be buying any of these and feel they are significantly overpriced

  22. Jan says:

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know where is possible to buy these bottles. Thanks

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