Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tasting: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year



Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year (AAA)
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Distillery: Buffalo Trace
Age: 10 years
Proof/ABV: 90 Proof
Mash Bill: BT. Mash Bill #2
Average US Price: $18
Release: Discontinued

 Points: 86/100






All right, today I will be reviewing AAA 10 year, not to be confused with AAA 10 Star. The big difference between the two is the age. 10 Star is around 3 - 4 years old, where 10 year is well 10 years. Sad to say that AAA 10 year has been discontinued. Both share the same mash bill, which is mash bill #2. Mash bill #2 is Buffalo Trace high rye mash bill, which is somewhere between 13%-16% rye. AAA is in good company with Blanton’s, Elmer T. Lee, RockHill Farms, and Hancocks Reserve, all sharing mash bill #2.

So looks like it’s time to review!

Nose:
Very sweet. Honey, caramel and cherries are the main characters here. With hints of oak, rye, and figs.

Palate:
The palate is spot on with the nose. Honey, caramel, and toffee hits first, then there's cinnamon, rye, orange peel, and soft oak.

Finish:
Great finish. Medium to long. Toffee, rye, and cherries!


Photo & Review By Aaron Cave