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Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Organic Six Grain Bourbon

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kevinbrink

Caught this on Fred Minnick's blog, I'll admit that while I doubt it will be worth the $50 a 750 I will see it for (if I see it) I'll pick one up if I can. My original thought was to name this thread Buffalo Trace All the Dang Grains but figured it would ultimately get lost to a thread merge if someone missed it and created a legitimately titled thread, and who want's perfectly good (bad) humor to be lost to the sands of time...

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bourbon4all

You mean 375

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kevinbrink
52 minutes ago, bourbon4all said:

You mean 375

Indeed I do.

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bourbon4all

They have an absurd amount of experimental barrels 14000. How's that for profit at 50 per 375. assuming they are getting 20 25...? of it

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jvd99

I guess four grain wasn't enough, skipped five altogether and went straight to six ... greedy bastardsB)

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kevinbrink
44 minutes ago, bourbon4all said:

They have an absurd amount of experimental barrels 14000. How's that for profit at 50 per 375. assuming they are getting 20 25...? of it

In their defense there is plenty of stuff they don't bottle.

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dcbt

Next up is to borrow a page from the bagel industry.  The Everything Bourbon.  All Grains Ever.

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dcbt
46 minutes ago, bourbon4all said:

They have an absurd amount of experimental barrels 14000. How's that for profit at 50 per 375. assuming they are getting 20 25...? of it

And yet it's still a fraction of Diageo's "lost" orphan barrels...

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b1gcountry

Help me out here....

Corn
Rye
Wheat
Malted Barley
Millet?
Oats?

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bourbon4all
5 hours ago, dcbt said:

And yet it's still a fraction of Diageo's "lost" orphan barrels...

Were the orphan barrel releases THAT big? That equates to like 3? million 750's

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Posted (edited)
28 minutes ago, bourbon4all said:

Were the orphan barrel releases THAT big? That equates to like 3? million 750's

How do you figure? I didn't say WHAT fraction...

Fwiw, I think there are about 100K bottles of orphans out there right now.

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spacing issues

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bourbon4all
48 minutes ago, dcbt said:

How do you figure? I didn't say WHAT fraction...

Fwiw, I think there are about 100K bottles of orphans out there right now.

I meant the 14000 barrels equates to roughly 3 million bottles. I was simply asking you if the orphan barrel project was that large. 

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b1gcountry

That's 14k barrels of all their experiments, not just this 6 grain, right?


...it has to be. Otherwise, we know where the Weller went

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flahute
8 hours ago, jvd99 said:

I guess four grain wasn't enough, skipped five altogether and went straight to six ... greedy bastardsB)

 

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out.

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dcbt
7 hours ago, bourbon4all said:

I meant the 14000 barrels equates to roughly 3 million bottles. I was simply asking you if the orphan barrel project was that large. 

Ah, I misread barrels for bottles w.r.t. the BTEC, my bad.

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kevinbrink
11 hours ago, b1gcountry said:

Help me out here....

Corn
Rye
Wheat
Malted Barley
Millet?
Oats?

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corn, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, wheat, and rice

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kevinbrink
Just now, kevinbrink said:

corn, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, wheat, and rice

Weirdest thing is that there is no malted barley or rye, just Corn/Wheat and a bunch of non standard grains

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b1gcountry

Wow, that's interesting. Thanks Kevin

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Richnimrod
10 hours ago, kevinbrink said:

corn, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, wheat, and rice

Is sorghum even an actual 'grain'?

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b1gcountry

I think so, but I'm not sure about rice

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tanstaafl2
Posted (edited)
13 hours ago, b1gcountry said:

I think so, but I'm not sure about rice

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Rice is definitely a cereal grain, as is sorghum, much like wheat, rye or barley which are all in the same general grain bearing grass family. Which they have to be to be considered whiskey. BT made a BTEC a few years ago that was a rice bourbon (using rice instead of rye) . It was kind of a bland whiskey but still whiskey all the same. This is their first use of Sorghum in a BTEC I can recall but anything is possible.

 

The BT website maintains, for now anyway, a good resource for keeping up with the various BTEC's over the years.

 

Here is the info they provide on the six grain. Kind of young though for $50 a half bottle, especially compared to some past BTEC releases which ranged from 15 to 20+ years old! But the age has slowly drifted downward on these experiments like everything else I suppose.

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BFerguson

The BTEC rice was quite bland, it was like drinking light beer, really light beer.

At least it wasn't quite the dog like the Oat release was. That was awful.

My guess it will be some pretty nondescript tasting whiskey. A curiosity, but not one shelling out $50 for.

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On ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 9:45 PM, BFerguson said:

The BTEC rice was quite bland, it was like drinking light beer, really light beer.

At least it wasn't quite the dog like the Oat release was. That was awful.

My guess it will be some pretty nondescript tasting whiskey. A curiosity, but not one shelling out $50 for.

B


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We did a blind SBS of Rice, Oat and regular off the shelf BT back in the day and the standard BT was the consensus pick by a mile, Oat was by far the least enjoyed.

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LCWoody

This will be a pass for me, but I'm sure it will sale in todays market.

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DCFan

The Va ABC has 60 bottles at $49.99 (375 ml) that will go in a lottery on 6/28.

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