Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project on Scotch & Ice Cream
Thanks to Tim over at Scotch & Ice Cream, I've been tasting through samples of the Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project bourbons. I just finished the fourth release, which means I am exactly a quarter of the way through. While there has been much written(including by me) that is critical of this project and its bourbons, I've enjoyed the tastings. Even though the bourbon is mostly mediocre (though it does seem to be improving), the point isn't really the quality of the bourbon (strange as that may sound), it's to note differences caused by different variables. I'm not about to list tasting notes for each bottle here. I have done that on the LA Whiskey Society site if you really want to see them, but I would instead recommend you check out Tim's reviews on Scotch & Ice Cream, which I consider to be the best available on-line. Tim's BTSO posts are very thorough; he gives tasting notes for each bottle, discusses the impact of each variable as he experiences it and names a best rye recipe and best wheat recipe bourbon from each release. If you want to live the Single Oak Project vicariously, do it through Scotch & Ice Cream.