The biggest surprise at WhiskyFest for me was an as-yet-unnamed 18 YO RYE WHISKEY from Buffalo Trace (formerly Ancient Age). A delicious whiskey with plenty of character, not overly woody in the least, and with a finish that just didn't quit. An excellent, outstanding whiskey. Release: "ummmmm... Spring."

Lew Bryson
Hirsch Reserve 16 YO: Real Pennsylvania Bourbon