Buffalo Trace

American Straight Bourbon

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 6
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Specifications
Brand: Buffalo Trace
Expression: American Straight Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Outstanding aroma, kicked off by a spicy prickle that any Bourbon lover will immediately recognise as the hallmark of the old Ancient Age distillery. Satisfying, deep, gently vanilla-ed and molassed with even a sprig of sweet mint.
Palate: A rip-roaring waxy sweetness checked by a big build up of vanilla-rich oak. Corn is chewy and rye offers a rich-textured background.
Finish: Dries at last as the oak takes command, but rye offers extra depth and a layer of bitterness as does a lingering liquorice.
Comment: Big, moody, uncompromising and complex beyond belief. One of the world's great whiskeys.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Rich, rummy. Figs, almond, aniseed.
Palate: Smooth, creamy. Faintly smoky and tobacco-like.
Finish: Surprisingly restrained. Pruney.
Comment: Some very interesting flavours, but lacks roundness and length.
7.0
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Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky, USA
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