<div>Bourbon News & Notes: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection; Bourbons & Bonbons; two Willett fall cocktails</div>
BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 8 October, by Susan Reigler Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Missing George T. Stagg Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 2021 fall release of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) will not include the 15-year-old George T. Stagg bourbon. Apparently, none of the Stagg barrels filled in 2006 made the quality cut. The other four in the collection did.  Buffalo Trace kindly provided tasting notes: William LaRue Weller, a wheated bourbon, is 12 years old and has been bottled at 125.3 proof.  A nose of crème brulee, followed by cherry and toasted graham crackers on the palate and a long rich finish of cocoa, herbs, and oak. The uncut and unfiltered Thomas H. Handy Straight Rye Whiskey is five years old and 129.5 proof. The flavor profile includes anise and cinnamon with a rich finish of spearmint and chocolate. Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old Bourbon is a 101 proof whiskey. It has a nose of...Read more