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Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Zinfandel Aged Bourbon, 18 year old, 45%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Winter 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in Zinfandel barrels for eight years after spending ten years in new charred oak. Quite similar in flavor profile, but with more oak influence (as would be expected) when compared to its younger brother. The oak spices and resinous textures are more prominent on the nose and palate in this whiskey, and they linger on the finish, which ultimately becomes slightly leathery and tannic. Still, an entertaining, intriguing whiskey. (But read between the lines-buy the younger expression.)