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Overall rating
78.21/100
votes
203
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Charred American Oak Barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
080244009984
Added on
16 Jul 2012 7:21 pm
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Average value

€ 24.35

18 × in wishlist

203 × member ratings

472 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.21 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Administrator

    Buffalo Trace is for bourbon what Glenfiddich 12 is for Scotch: it's reliable, widely available and does the job. On the nose, you get the usual suspects - vanilla, honey and some toffee. It's quite floral and sweet with hints of apple juice and wood glue. The taste is spicier and more peppery with vanilla cream, treacle and slightly bitter oak. Shall we say 'smooth and mellow'? Distant notes of almonds, mint and refined sugar remain in the aftertaste. This benchmark bourbon will certainly not blow your socks off, but it's both enjoyable and great value for money.

    RATING: 3.2/5.0 stars ≙ 81 pts → AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. volker40sw scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-29-2020

  3. dave scored this whisky 50 points Member Junior

    I won't be buying it again. The best thing I can say is anything I drink after having a couple of glasses of this tastes wonderful

  4. Auriverdes scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. mandragoru scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    It’s to smack away. A bourbon without the often penetrating glue in the nose. Now not the aroma power in the nose. But he shows what he has beautifully. Surprisingly spicy in the mouth. I might have expected a little more sweetness in the mouth, but the Buffalo Trace is not bad. For just under € 20, that's a more than decent PLV.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The bourbon in the glass shows a rich amber brown. Very delicate fragrance in the glass. The 45% alcohol absolutely doesn't sting your nose. The glue note often seen in bourbon is only subtle, if at all. In addition to lots of vanilla and sweetness, a delicate floral note. Interesting. A little orange is also present.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Surprisingly spicy! At the beginning it is briefly sweet, then, as I said, it becomes spicy with nutmeg and oak. Not too strong. Pleasant mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The finish is not too long. The nutmeg and a little bit of fruit-sweet honey stick a little in the mouth. The spiciness is still there.

  7. campsj scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    oaky and sweet. nice whiskey but not very complex. works well in cocktails

  8. erwinnlim scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Again like most bourbons around this price point, the nose is quite classic. Slightly boozy and very sweet. Caramels and vanillas upfront.
    • Taste
      Sweet on the palate, more fruity than the initial nose.
    • Finish
      Short sweet finish

  9. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
      Slightly alcoholic, sweet and vanilla
    • Taste
      80 80
      Nice taste: vanilla and honey.
    • Finish
      65 65
      The finish pulls slightly but is pleasant

  10. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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