One of the world’s great whiskies, without any shadow of a doubt. Buffalo Trace shares its name with its mother distillery, which in turn is ranked among the very best in the world.
A classic Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, Buffalo Trace is named after the ancient buffalo crossing of the Kentucky River, which runs close to the distillery. Since its introduction in 1999, the whiskey has been enormously popular.
Buffalo Trace is made with a low rye mashbill, and then distilled in a huge 230,000 litre “beer still”, before a second distillation in a “doubler still”, which combines both a pot and a column still into one. The spirit is then matured in new American oak casks with a classic No. 4 char (in which the oak is exposed to flame for 55 seconds).
The result is a truly terrific Bourbon. Rich in sweet corn notes, with a little spice, green apple, milk chocolate, cherrywood, cinnamon, vanilla custard and banana. A classic a Bourbon profile as you are likely to find.
This is perhaps the ultimately daily drinker, landing right on the sweet point of quality versus cost. A whiskey that everyone has to try.