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Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #5 Tasting notes and reviews

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Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #5

Brand
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection
Expression
12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #5
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
12 years old
Abv
45.00%
Produced at
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.buffalotrace.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

91
Nose
Intense, brittle, peppery rye spices. Hints of Seville orange; marmalade to begin with, then perfumed oak. The rye is stunning and with time an earthy note appears with dusty, cocoa powder tannins and Colombian coffee.
Palate
Also opens with light, herbal and brittle rye spices. Mocha and bitter oak follow. Drying towards the middle with those herbal notes building in intensity.
Finish
Good length with the herbal rye lingering; the oak gently bittering.
Comment
The clarity of the rye is absolutely stunning. If it turns out that there's no rye here then I'm a Dutchman!

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Venison with cranberries, menthol, builder's tea; this is a more developed nose than most whiskies in its class.
Palate
Velvety soft, this is an ultra-relaxing dram, with blackcurrant, vanilla and a touch of kiwi. Very complex.
Finish
Some spices to give a dry finish; a hint of vanilla and blood orange.
Comment
Very well produced and aged, this has a smoothness rarely seen in releases from this category.
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