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Distillery Bottling
Charred American Oak Barrels
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2012 7:21 pm

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€ 23.87

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266 × member ratings

620 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.23 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Super 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. erwinnlim scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Value (£18) : 8/10
    • 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

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      vanilla, fresh wood, pineapple, syrup, wet straw, hops
    • Taste
      vanilla, banana, sweet, watery, grits with syrup, marzipan, banquet bar, hazelnuts, tart aftertaste

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Rather long actually. Spices like pepper and vanilla but also rum raisins, rye and nuttiness in like hazelnuts and almonds.

  6. Sebastian113 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    Just so drinkable. Fruity, oily and relatively well rounded. Slight alcohol/solvent in the nose at least for me.
    Still at this price point very much a good find.

  7. Gweddry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    if only the 45 ABV version was available outside the US :(
    • Nose
      cherries, vanilla, sugar, rum, mint, caramel, sweetened fruit, grapefruit, marzipan, cinnamon
    • Taste
      vanilla pudding, rye, candied fruit, red overripe apple, grapefruit
    • Finish
      black cherry, raisins, cranberries, rum, vanilla

  8. Apprentice6004 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Oak, walnut, hazelnut, orange, clove, nutmeg. A clean and pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Powerful, complex and balanced with an easily recognisable unique character.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long, spicy, salty.

  9. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: pleasant, sweet and saur fruit, apples, corn
    t: light, fruity, corn, not very sweet (good for me)
    a: nuts, corn, herbal
    extremly good in cocktails

  10. Teomarg scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82


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