Today we’d like to review Duke’s Buffalo Trace collaboration body soap.
I have to admit. I was a little skeptical of this soap actually being more than a money-grab attempt hinged on the Buffalo Trace craze that’s left shelves empty across the country. However, I’m pleased to report that isn’t the case here.
The packaging clearly capitalizes on the collaboration between themselves and Buffalo Trace, really playing into the oh-so-popular “barrel aged” scent selling-point. Though, the scent itself isn’t as woody as I’d have thought with that being the primary scent. I’m pleased to report that it actually has a lot more depth than just your standard 2-D wood-scented soap.
It has a nice vanilla and wheated smell to it, typical of buffalo trace products. If you’ve ever been to a distillery and noted that sweet mash scent dearly associated with quality bourbons, it reminds me of that. There are notes of oak, but they sit behind the sweet mash scent as more of an afterthought than the primary driver.
The soap itself is pretty standard for bar soap outside of the wonderful bourbon smell. Not too many ingredients, no fancy moisturizer or gimmick other than the scent. The soap leaves you feeling completely clean, as this soap absolutely destroys body oil.
Would I recommend? Yes. For the price, if you’re a bourbon lover like we are, starting your day closing your eyes and surrounding yourself with the scent of sweet mash and envisioning your next distillery trip isn’t the worst way to start the day.
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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.