We could all use a good glass of bourbon right now and one of the finest bottles you can get your hands on has just been released by Buffalo Trace. The fourth installment in the distillery's Old Charter Oak series, Chinkapin Oak was aged in oak barrels that use staves that were air-dried for two years before they were constructed into barrels. Barrel staves typically undergo an air-drying process of three to six months and this extended process is said to impart more complex flavors into the oak. Buffalo Trace Mash #1 is then aged in these barrels for nine years and is then bottled at 93 proof. The flavor profile of Chinkapin Oak is described as having notes of "cherries and spearmint, a palate of fresh herbs and honey, with a finish of warm baking spices and dark chocolate."