Buffalo Trace put out a press release that as part of their Experimental Collection series of whiskies, they declare their experiments aging whiskey in small barrels - 5, 10, and 15 gallon - to be a failure. They will not be released to the public.
After years of exposure to awful-tasting white whiskies, dozens of start-up brands of whisky aged in small barrels that taste of too much wood and not enough maturity, and other experimental products from major brands that were released even when I think they should not have been, I'm happy to see a press release about what didn't get thrown at the market. Experimentation is part of achieving success, and failure is part of experimentation.
The press release is below the jump.