Buffalo Trace Releases Unique Experimental Whiskies

A Collection of very limited and "one of kind" whiskies

Apr 19, 2006, 01:00 ET from Buffalo Trace Distillery

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Over seventeen years ago
 Buffalo Trace Distillery began experimenting. Since then Buffalo Trace has
 produced over 1,500 experimental barrels of whiskey now aging in its
 warehouses. Each of the barrels has unique characteristics making each one
 different from all others. Some examples of these experiments include
 unique mash bills, types of wood, barrel toasts, and more.
     Now for the first time, Buffalo Trace will bottle a few of these
 experimental barrels. For each experiment to be released there will only
 ever be 400 bottles in existence, due to the unique nature of each
 experiment. "It is very exciting to finally be able to offer these whiskies
 to our consumers," said Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller. "We love to push
 the envelope of whiskey making by exploring different ideas and methods
 we've never tried before."
     The first three (3) barrels will constitute the beginning of more
 periodic releases, together know as the Buffalo Trace "Experimental
 Collection." Here are some details of these first three releases:
      1. FRENCH OAK: This bourbon was aged ten years in a French Oak barrel in
         which the staves were first air-dried for 24 months. The French Oak
         has given the whiskey a sugary sweetness and dark caramel color.
      2. TWICE BARRELED: After aging this bourbon for eight years and eight
         months, this whiskey was put into a brand new barrel. With twice the
         wood, this whiskey has lots of oak and has a long warm finish.
      3. FIRE POT BARREL: This barrel was heated to 102 degrees F for 23
         minutes to dry the wood prior to filling. The whiskey has a smoky
         nose, and hints of fruit and tobacco on the pallet.
     "Each of these whiskies is unlike anything I've ever tasted," said Kris
 Comstock, Buffalo Trace Brand Manager. "Any whiskey drinker will appreciate
 the differences between these experiments and other whiskies."
     The Experimental Collection will be packaged in 375ml bottles. Each
 label will include all the pertinent information unique to that barrel of
 whiskey. These whiskies will be released in late April 2006 and retail for
 around $46.35 each. For more information on the Experimental Collection or
 the other products of Buffalo Trace Distillery please contact Kris Comstock
 at kcomstock@buffalotrace.com.
     About Buffalo Trace
     Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Franklin
 County, Kentucky. The distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to
 1787 and has included such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg,
 Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace is a
 fully operational distillery producing bourbon and vodka on site, and was
 recently named to the National Historic Register. The distillery is also
 part of the Sazerac family of companies, which has operations in New
 Orleans, Louisiana; Franklin County, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia and
 Loomis, California. For more information, please visit

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