Friday, March 25, 2011

Barrels? We don't need no stinking barrels. Part 1: Buffalo Trace White Dog

This will be part one of an exciting three part series on white whiskey.  Ironically, this is the only one of the three that calls itself whiskey.

White whiskey is what you get when you don't put your distillate in a barrel, AKA moonshine.  The Buffalo Trace white dog is 125 proof.  Drinking it neat gives a hell of a burn.  It's got some corn, grain and yeast flavor.  With, like I said, a hell of a burn at the end.  Let's add water.

Well, that brings out some sweetness.  And.... not much else.

So, does that dog hunt?  If by hunt, you mean get you drunk.  Then yes.  If you mean taste good.  Not really.  There's a reason that god made the oak tree; it was for coopering barrels for bourbon.  This was made for the person who just has to know what it tastes like right out of the still.  It is sold in 375 ml bottles at the same price as a 750 ml bottle of the bourbon.  Tricky bastards.

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