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Buffalo Trace

  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: This is a quality bourbon and completely understandable why people enjoy it. However, it still is supposed to be on the cheaper side and doesn’t try to be anything it’s not.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is tangy and offers a medium spice note. A great everyday dram.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is a solid product with a lot going for it. Add in the very reasonable price (not considered in rating) and you’ve got a winner.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Easily the most robust, versatile, full bodied, full flavored and well balanced bourbon in the $20-$25 range. For my palate, and my wallet, it’s really hard to beat and I can’t recommend it enough.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Some whiskey drinkers might crave a smokier and more intense flavor, but there is plenty to enjoy and admire about this bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Effervescent, tingly mouthfeel, but the flavor begins after the initial warmth, with hints of caramel apple, pumpkin pie, apricot, and a slight hint of caramel popcorn.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Everything about this bourbon feels like it’s been masterfully engineered to be the perfect example of what a bourbon should be. It’s hard to find any faults with this one and that’s by design.
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  • Intro:

    This core release from Buffalo Trace utilizes Mashbill 1 to deliver a 45% ABV Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a cult like following.

  • Nose:

    Vanilla, cinnamon and light butterscotch. There is no ethanol on the nose and everything blends together like a nice, light cinnamon roll of bourbon goodness.

  • Taste:

    Its surprisingly complex and well blended, the vanilla is forefront and the cinnamon and spice back up the vanilla nicely. Overall, the mouthfeel is a bit thin but it coats nicely and all of the flavors are there. Its definitely BT Mashbill #1, and thats never a bad thing. Theres a faint hint of caramel and some light fruitiness.

  • Finish:

    Its not terribly long, but its gentle on its way out. More vanilla and a hint of caramel, it leaves a pleasant warmth and a really great aftertaste that leaves you wanting another dram.

  • Overall:

    This is a solid product with a lot going for it. Add in the very reasonable price (not considered in rating) and you've got a winner.

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