Tasting Notes On Buffalo Trace’s Foray Into The World Of Baijiu

#buffalotrace #baijiu #aged #experimental https://uproxx.com/life/buffalo-trace-baijiu-review/ "If you’re not up on this colorless East-Asian liquor, you’ll be surprised to find that it’s the most popular global spirit. Making up around 31% of all spirits sales worldwide, baijiu usually ranges from 80 to 120 proof and is distilled from fermented sorghum and various other ingredients (millet and sticky rice are both used on occasion). Buffalo Trace’s Baijiu-style spirit is distilled in a similar method to its bourbon, but the mash bill leans on sorghum and peas rather than the usual corn and grains. Now here’s the twist. While most baijiu is unaged, Buffalo Trace decided to mature its expression for 11 years in a combination of uncharred, charred, and toasted white oak barrels. That makes for a dark spirit with new layers of nuance and familiar touchstones for whiskey drinkers — a true hybrid. Our review of this experimental expression is below."

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