Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Buffalo Trace Distillery, has announced the launch of a new organic, six grain bourbon, as part of its Experimental Collection.

Buffalo Trace Organic Six Grain Experiment Whiskey (45% ABV) was distilled in May 2010, and was produced using a mash bill consisting of corn, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, wheat and rice.

Buffalo Trace announces the launch of a new organic 6 grain bourbon

The grains were milled, cooked and made into sour mash before being distilled on Buffalo Trace’s experimental micro-still to 65% ABV. The spirit was then filled into eight new charred white oak barrels that had received Buffalo Trace’s standard number four char. After resting in Warehouse H for seven years and one month, the whiskey was chill filtered and bottled.

All six grains received organic certification, and the production method at Buffalo Trace Distillery, including distillation, processing, and bottling was also organically certified.

While it may be uncommon to come across bourbons made with more than typically three grains, this six grain product still meets all of the requirements to be called bourbon, made with at least 51% percent corn, with the other five grains comprising the rest of the mash bill.

Buffalo Trace observed that these six grains created a flavour profile that is different than the typical bourbons produced at the Distillery. For this reason, Buffalo Trace has elected to refer to this experiment as a whiskey in name.

The barrels used to produce the this latest release from the Kentucky based distillery, are part of more than 14,000 experimental barrels of whiskey aging in the warehouses at Buffalo Trace. Previous experiments have explored everything from infrared light, to non-traditional grains like rice and oats, to various fill proofs and warehouse variations.

Buffalo Trace Organic Six Grain Experiment Whiskey, will be available later this month, across the US in limited quantities, for a RRP of $46.35.

Posted by Steve Rush