So the process was setup in such a way that a distillery visitor (or website user) can tell Buffalo Trace Distillery exactly what it is they want to see in their own idea of the perfect bourbon.
First, selecting a mashbill (the grains that will make up the bourbon) is critical. Knowing what bourbon is made from is going to be helpful in starting this process, but that’s not where it ended.
The site walks you through a virtual mashing, fermentation, and distillation phase before putting the digital distillate into virtual oak. After selecting where (in the warehouse) to age the product, the user chooses how long to let this white dog rest in oak.
The process ends by selecting the proof of the bourbon and, ultimately, in the C.Y.P.B. product being announced and released to the public. Let’s take a quick look at what the distillery has to say about it, then get to tasting it.
Below is a quote from the Buffalo Trace Distillery website about the product:
“A few years ago we asked whiskey drinkers to “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” (C.Y.P.B.) online by visiting www.yourperfectbourbon.com and choosing their ideal bourbon recipe, proof, warehouse location and age. Thousands chose wheated bourbon, just like William Larue Weller did years ago. ”
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Let’s dig in and find out what exactly Your Perfect Bourbon is all about. Here we go!