About ‘The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste’
What makes a bourbon the “best”? Is it the aging process? The quality of the grains? The craftsmanship of the distiller? There are more factors than one can think of. And then, what if an exceptional bourbon was produced that was so limited in quantity that most of us might never get a chance to taste it? That’s where the intriguingly titled ‘The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste’ comes into the picture. Bear in mind, it isn’t just a catchphrase for marketing, this bourbon speaks true to its name.
A Glimpse into the Pedigree
Let’s begin by getting a better understanding of the rarity and charm of this elusive bourbon. Produced in Buffalo Trace Distillery, a renowned 200-year-old distillery in Kentucky known for its award-winning spirits, this bourbon has been created with the perfect blend of adept craftsmanship, handpicked ingredients, and a whole lot of patience.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery is no stranger to accolades and fame. It is America’s oldest continuously operating distillery, with a rich lineage of distillers who have been perfecting the art of bourbon-making since the 18th century. It is a National Historic Landmark, consistently ranked the world’s most award-winning distillery, and even survived Prohibition laws by obtaining a permit to produce medicinal whiskey!
Meet ‘The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste’
So what is it that makes this particular bourbon live up to its audacious title? And why might most bourbon enthusiasts never get to taste it? The answer lies in the unique and complex process undertaken to create this liquid gold.
Aging and Experimentation
While bourbon, by definition, must be aged in new, charred oak containers, there isn’t a stipulated period for how long. ‘The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste’, however, is aged for over two decades. That’s right! Over twenty years of patience, and watchful mastery; a little change here and there, to attain the perfect blend of caramel and oak with a long, dark and chocolaty finish.
Each bottle is a part of experimental series, where different variables of making bourbon like grain type, fermentation style, distillation methods, and more, come into play. This makes each batch unique, and their quantity scarce – hence the title.
A Taste That’s Worth Its Weight in Gold
What exactly can one expect from ‘The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste’, assuming that you’re one of the lucky few to get hold of a bottle?
While aroma and taste can be quite subjective, most people who have been fortunate enough to taste this bourbon describe a rich, complex, and smooth tasting experience. The nose is filled with an ambrosial mix of caramel, toasted hickory, chocolate, and dried fruit. On sipping, you encounter a sublime balance of sweetness and spiciness, with hints of vanilla, butter, apricots, and the rich warmth of well-aged alcohol. It leaves behind a long-lasting finish, with the heat of alcohol perfectly balanced by a honey-like sweetness.
Is ‘The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste’, as the name suggests, the best bourbon you’ll never taste? Perhaps, especially when you take into account the time, experimental nature, and restricted quantity of this intricate bourbon. Produced by the feathers in the cap of American distilleries, and aged for over two decades, it certainly merits the hype and mystique surrounding it. But until one gets a chance to savour this elusive potion, the quest for the best bourbon continues, in the endlessly captivating journey of bourbon tasting.