Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Fire Pot Barrel Aged, 10 year, 45%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Winter 2006 Reviewer: John Hansell

The barrel was heated to 102°F for 23 minutes to dry the wood. A lush, silky-textured bourbon and very seductive. Caramel, coconut cream, marzipan, vanilla wafer and bright honeyed fruit abound, while teasing notes of tobacco, anise, subtle mint and a suggestion of bitter chocolate offer intrigue. A broad-shouldered, heavyweight bourbon with plenty of grit.