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.
Part of a line up with 8 different bourbon’s. From basic level to a little more advanced. This Buffalo won the toss and got to kick off
A little shy. But with a little hand warmth it opens up and I have to admit that this surprises me. It is rather simple though, but hey, look at it’s price. It gives all kinds of usual suspects such as honey, vanilla, almond, and corn. But also apple juice is quite prominent and that’s quite typical for this dram.
There is quite a decent amount of rye in this Mash bill. That typical flavor is quite present on the taste as well as salted popcorn.
Rather long actually. Spices like pepper and vanilla but also rum raisins, rye and nuttiness in like hazelnuts and almonds.
This is one of my low-cost bourbons from one of the most beautiful and professional distillery's. This is the version widely available in Europe (40%), the american version with 90º proof is even better.
Oak, walnut, hazelnut, orange, clove, nutmeg. A clean and pleasant nose.
Powerful, complex and balanced with an easily recognisable unique character.