Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection, 14 year old, Fine Grain Oak, 45%

Price: $47.00 Issue: Fall 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in slow-growth wood. I love the balance in this whiskey, with all the flavors presented harmoniously. Rather lively for a bourbon approaching 15 years. Notes of bright fruit (peach, kiwi, golden raisin), soft vanilla, crème caramel, lemon meringue, and coconut macaroon, then drying out nicely to a rather sophisticated, cinnamon-tinged, polished oak finish.