The 2018 release of the George T Stagg straight bourbon whiskey that forms part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.
A hugely sought after whiskey with very limited Australian allocation, the 2018 release is made up of barrels aged for more than 15 years and 4 months and bottled at 124.9 proof â€“ 62.45%.
Buffalo Trace tasting notes:
â€œLush toffee sweetness and dark chocolate with hints of vanilla, fudge, nougat and molasses. Underlying notes of dates, tobacco, dark berries, spearmint and a hint of coffee round out the palate.â€
This Fall 2018 release comes from Spring 2003 distillations of Kentucky corn, Minnesota rye and North Dakota malted barley.
Distillation: Double distilled; beer still and doubler.
Proof off still: 135 proof.
Barrel: New, white oak; #4 char; charred for 55 seconds.
Barrel Maker: Independent Stave; Lebanon, KY.
Barrel Entry Proof: 125 proof.
Barrel Size: 53 liquid gallons; 66.25 original proof gallons.
Warehouse: Warehouses C, H, I, K, P & Q.
Floor: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Evaporation loss: 51.15% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation.
Barrel Selection: 284 hand selected barrels.
Product Age: 15 years and 4 months old at bottling.
Tasting comment: â€œDark chocolate, espresso, and tobaccoâ€.
- Buffalo Trace