- Distiller: Buffalo Trace
- Spirit: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Aged: Unstated
- Proof: 90
- Purchase Price: $29.95
- Buffalo Trace Website
- Davidoff Tampa Website
About The Distillery & Bottle:
- “For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirit makers of the world.”
- “Ancient buffalo carved paths through the wilderness that led American pioneers and explorers to new frontiers. One such trail led to the banks of the Kentucky River where Buffalo Trace Distillery has been making bourbon whiskey the same way for more than 200 years. In tribute to the mighty buffalo and the rugged, independent spirit of the pioneers who followed them, we created our signature Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.”
Notes & Review
Nose: Vanilla cream, Werther’s caramel, hibiscus tea, allspice
Palate: Spiced vanilla, caramel chews, black currant, baking spices, rose water, leather
Finish: Toasted oak, burnt caramel, black peppercorn, smoked sweet corn
Review: Buffalo Trace bourbon is one of those legendary bottles. It was a daily drinker for many until recent shortages outside the Kentucky/Tennessee bourbon epicenter made it a little harder to come by.
However, it’s hard to deny that it is a great pour for the price. It’s delicate yet full-bodied, sweet yet savory, and smooth yet bold. It’s hard to find a bourbon that demonstrates those qualities so completely at that price.
This single barrel able to be found at Davidoff in Tampa, FL amps up those balances and takes a dive towards a light, airy, sweet profile in a delicious way.
The nose is light and creamy with the vanilla and caramel sweetness and the delicate notes of lightly spiced hibiscus tea. The body carries the sweetness through but in a more full-bodied way before we get more classic notes like leather and black peppercorn. The finish has a nice balance between savory and sweet. The finish is where the wood peaks through and carries the black peppercorn and caramel. The addition of the smoked sweet corn note is a nice finish right at the end and lingers on the tongue for a while after everything else fades.
The pour is great, and if you get the opportunity to snag one, they’re liter size so you get a little more bang for your buck. And, after trying it, you’re going to be glad you have the extra juice.
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Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.