Buffalo Trace 23-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Collection Giant French Oak
Stated Age
23 years old
Giant French Oak, #3 char
45.0 % Vol.
375 ml
Added on
17 Oct 2012 12:58 am

Average value

€ 284.00

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Whisky Reviews for Buffalo Trace 23-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. numen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet and a little sour, the obvious influence of the wood, but there's
      no varnish here. First nosing is a bit dark, chocolate flecks, dry
      sawdust, nougat, and a drop of kirschwasser infused chocolate. There's a
      strong dose of vanilla, but always hidden behind the other flavors, and
      that's followed by cinnamon and caramel touched dates. There's no
      obvious rye grain on the nose, but it reminds me, in terms of structure,
      of a bottle of Pappy van Winkle 20 from the early 2000s, though darker
      and with less coconut, and a mix of a delicious 18 year old Willett that
      I had not so long ago.
    • Taste
      Sweet on entry, medium-body, but it has a bit of a watery texture, if
      you know what I mean. Honey, fresh tree bark, and then some pepper
      (there's the rye!). In the mid-palate, the oak shows much more with
      bitterness and some pleasant varnish(!). Nougat-caramel and something
      incredibly herbal. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but it reminded
      me of a twig with some small leaves that one would find in a medieval
      apothecary. Also some cinnamon infused vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium length with a bit more wood as well as some dry and unsweetened
      chocolate, like a dusty powder. A little coconut and both soft and spicy
      cinnamons. Vanilla in the recesses, akin to a kitchen after a cake is
      just put in the oven. The wood plays a strong hand in all this and it
      has its oaky moments, but never overwhelming. It could stand a bit more
      strength, a la 48%, but you can tell that much above that and it could
      well be too tight. A nice, complex little package.


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