Ready for another whiskey brand from the titans of bourbon at Buffalo Trace? The Kentucky distillery is upgrading a long-suffering brand, Old Charter, and spinning it off with a new line of premium, limited edition bourbons under the tweaked Old Charter Oak banner. You can think of Old Charter Oak as akin to the Col. E.H. Taylor line, with unique expressions being released two or three times each year and in varying, limited quantities — some as one-off releases, some repeated.
The concept with Old Charter Oak is that every expression will be aged in a different type of oak barrels, the result of experiments that Buffalo Trace has been running for more than 12 years, using oak sourced from all over the globe. The first of these, which arrives on the market in December, is a bourbon aged in Mongolian Oak barrels, wood which it took Buffalo Trace two years to procure.