Old Charter Oak French Oak
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation French Oak Barrel
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • oak
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • cherry
  • apricot
  • dark chocolate
  • syrup
  • woody
  • floral

Old Charter

Oak French Oak (0.7l, 46%)

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Buffalo Trace’s excellent "mash bill #1" aged twelve years in French Oak.

Sazerac’s Buffalo Trace Distillery is a legend in itself. Not only is it home to some of the most highly prized Bourbon and Rye brands in the world — including Blanton’s, Van Winkle, Sazerac Rye, and two dozen more — but it consistently produces exceptionally high quality across its entire portfolio. In fact, Buffalo Trace is known as "the world’s most awarded distillery" with more than 500 wins.

Old Charter got its start in 1874 with Adam and Benjamin Chapeze in Bardstown, Kentucky. The brand changed hands a few times after Prohibition. Sazerac rescued them from the merger binge of the 1990s to give it a new home in 1999. The Old Charter Oak Series explores barrels made from different kinds of oak from around the world. The newest edition is Old Charter French Oak is comprised of Buffalo Trace’s famous "Mash Bill #1" — a high-corn mash with less than 10% rye — and aged for twelve full years in French oak. This new release arrived in June of 2019 and is bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.

Smartass corner:
Buffalo Trace Distillery produces all of their brands from four different mash bills. The differences from there are in wood, aging, and barrel selection.


*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation French Oak Barrel
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose, it arrives with vanilla, apricot, and floral notes.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is creamy with hints of maple syrup, wood, dried cherries, dark chocolate, and a dash of allspice.
 
Finish 
The finish is medium-length and rich with linger notes of toasted oak.
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  • oak
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • cherry
  • apricot
  • dark chocolate
  • syrup
  • woody
  • floral
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
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