Thursday, May 30, 2019


Buffalo Trace Distillery, has today announced the launch of the latest expression in its Old Charter Oak series, of Kentucky straight bourbons.

Old Charter Oak – French Oak (465 ABV) has been produced using the same mash bill as its Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare bottlings, and was matured in French oak casks.

Old Charter Oak - French Oak

This is the second bottling in the Old Charter Oak collection, and follows on from the first release; Mongolian Oak, which launched in late 2018, as part of the series which explores the different taste profiles of barrels obtained from trees grown in different countries, climates and soil.

The Old Charter Oak collection is said to honour and celebrate the role of oak in making great whiskey. The oak trees used for this brand vary by country of origin, or species, or U.S. state. Some barrels are made from century oaks, 100, 200 or 300-year-old oak trees.

Commenting on the news, Kris Comstock, Senior Marketing Director at Buffalo Trace, said: “We’re excited to release our second bourbon in this ground breaking series. As of now, we have bourbon aging for the Old Charter Oak collection scheduled for release now through 2030, but we’ll keep producing more each year for more new whiskeys beyond that.”

Old Charter Oak – French Oak, will be available in limited quantities, later next month in the US, for a RRP of $69,99.

Posted by Steve Rush