Thursday, October 24, 2019

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Bourbon..what can I say about was an unknown liquid for me until I tried it out not too long ago. Do not be fooled by the lower price tag, it packs a surprisingly delicious flavor which I am sharing today in my review. I have been emphasizing in my blogs that the price of whisky is not necessarily an indicator of it's flavor.Buffalo Trace is a perfect example of this. 
It has a timeless history and any words would not do justice to the impeccable craftsmanship behind their whiskey. According to their website... Buffalo Trace distillery opened way back in 1792(Oh my....) and for over 200 years it has been defined by dedication to one craft- making fine bourbon whiskey. That sums it up pretty well and I am attesting it's legacy in my blog. Honestly I would give it an honorary Top Shelf just for it's legacy. However, everyone has their own tastes so sharing my experience with this whiskey. Enjoy! 

Vital Stats
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Price- $22.99 for 750ml (Pictured $4.29 for 50ml sampler bottle)
Age- N/A
ABV- 45%
Distillery/Region- Buffalo Trace Distillery Frankfort,Kentucy
Awards won- 2016 Double Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition among many others

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn whisky glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark Amber
Aroma- Very pleasant and complex aroma of caramel, chocolate with hints of cinnamon, clove spices & mint
Flavor- Rich vanilla, sweet, spicy with toffee and citrus
Body- Medium
Finish- Incredibly long and smooth. Taste lingers in the mouth forever
Occasion best enjoyed- Outdoors like camping and a good gift for a bourbon lover. Suitable for all occasions.
Suitable cocktails-  Old Fashioned, Manhattan

SJ's rating- Top Shelf
Buffalo Trace is a hidden gem... a Rolce Royce of bourbons. It is smooth and delicious bursting with rich flavor. Highly recommended. With a robust 45% ABV, it packs a punch and knocks out competition with its unique flavor. It is now among my top go to bourbons like Makers Mark and Woodford Reserve. 


  1. Ahhh, one of my all time favorites. One of the few times in life you actually get more than you pay for. Unfortunately, it's uncommon intersection of outstanding taste and comparatively low price make it quite difficult to find most of the time in the DFW area. When I do find it I grab a bottle whether I'm out or not. So far I've been able to keep it in stock on my bar for at least a year straight now.

    1. Yes you are right the taste is outstanding especially for the price.


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