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Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Standard Stave Drying Time, 45%

Price: $47 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

Well-defined flavors and clean on the palate. Wood is the driving influence here, showing plenty of dried spice throughout with a dry, resinous finish. The spice notes are accompanied by a layer of caramel, dried spice (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg), and subtle orchard fruits. The dry oak notes overstay their welcome for balance. Otherwise, it's a very pleasant whiskey. Price per 375 ml.