Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Hot Box Toasted Barrel, 45%

Price: $47.00 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: John Hansell

The oak staves are placed in a “hot box” at 133 degrees and then steamed before being built up into a barrel. Aged over 16 years, this is pleasant whiskey (if not overly complex), with caramel, tropical fruit, marzipan, a hint of toasted coconut, and a nice creamy texture. My favorite of the two experimental releases. Price is per 375ml.