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Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Overall rating
78.23/100
votes
285
Whiskybase ID
WB34099
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
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 23.74

24 × in wishlist

285 × member ratings

686 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

56 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 74 points Expert Senior

    You get what you pay for. Value (£18) : 9/10
    • 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. Fixlinho scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    good solid bourbon for a fair price

  5. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excellently blended bourbon for a stupidly cheap price! Thanks, BT. Bottled in 15.01.2019, 700 ml, 40%, sell in Ukraine.
    L192 78010000
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, caramel, nutty, light varnish, brown sugar, light sour apple or cherry
    • Taste
      88 88
      A burst of fruits - sweet apples and cherry covered in brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, and pleasant soft charred oak
    • Finish
      87 87
      Short-medium, sweet, caramel, vanilla, soft charred oak. No way - a hint of coconut (could be because of previously drunk dry stout)

  6. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Here you get something for your money! A great whiskey for in between for less than 20 euros. Also spicier than some other bourbon. Simply a classic that should not be missing in any collection. Overall very harmonious and mild, despite the disproportionate amount of rye.
    • Nose
      84 84
      very sweet, caramel, vanilla, relatively spicy on the nose, some freshly cut bread, light alcohol note, somewhat fruity (cherry, peach), herbs
    • Taste
      83 83
      very sweet and mild at the beginning, then a strong spice paired with caramel, vanilla and a slight fruitiness of peach, freshness through herbs, oak, slightly nutty,
    • Finish
      80 80
      short-medium length, very mild, sweet, slightly spicy, oak, malty, caramel, light vanilla, nutty

  7. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Vanilla with oak aromas, woodruff, coconut and citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oak aromas with vanilla, woodruff, coconut and citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long with oak aromas, vanilla, woodruff and citrus fruits.

  8. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    This whiskey has annoyed me.

    The more time I spend with this, the cleaner my mouth feels... and tastes.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Banana, wet oak, blackberry, Demerara sugar, pear, apple. Very young and a bit soapy, but it has things happening.
    • Taste
      53 53
      Cheapest casks they could find. Astringent. Some vanilla and sweetness. Lots of soap.
    • Finish
      51 51
      Vodka aged for a few months. Initially bitter. Vanilla, liquorice in the background. Lots of soap. Now I wonder if there was soap in my glass... nope, “treated” myself to more in a glass I knew was safe, the whiskey is the soapy one.

  9. MarcinCh scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, volatile and relatively full. Caramel dominates, then vanilla. There are some varnishes. Corn. Then a little honey comes out. Minimal spiceiness with a deep breath.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet, caramel, but a little less sweet than on the nose. A little more spice appears. Light oak. Corn. There are traces of varnish. The taste becomes drier over time.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Sweetness, caramel, warms you up a bit. Then caramel again, light spice on the tongue. Quite a short finish.

  10. KyleRamsay scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    First impressions: Good beginners whiskey, something to look out for if you're wanting sweet and smooth but straightforward.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Quite closed in the beginning but after a little time in the glass it opens up a little revealing some sweet vanilla notes followed by some wood.
    • Taste
      82 82
      A bit thin feels watered down and could use with more ABV (I'd like to try the 45% version).

      Again, very smooth whiskey, very pleasant in the mouth with an only marginal alcoholic bite.

      Loads of vanilla followed up by oakiness and a hint of spice.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather wood-driven finish with a lingering spiciness, as well as a hint of salt.

      Medium finish.

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