Taylor Cured Oak Straight Kentucky Bourbon
This special release gets its name from the special staves that were used for its barrels (Taylor Cured Oak Straight Kentucky Bourbon). These oak staves were allowed to dry outside in the open air for 13 months before they were used to construct the barrels.
Six months is the normal dry time for staves used at Buffalo Trace who teamed up with their main cooperage partner, Independent Stave Company, in an attempt to allow the whiskey to abstract more of the flavors that are stored deep inside the oak staves.
This 17-year-old, 100 proof Bourbon was aged in Warehouse C, which Taylor himself erected in 1881 on the Buffalo Trace Distillery property. (Taylor Cured Oak Straight Kentucky Bourbon)