The centrepiece Bourbon from one of the world’s most important and impressive distilleries, with which it shares its name.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon is made with a mashbill of corn, malted barley and a small amount of rye. The spirit is aged in new American oak barrels in the distillery’s famous warehouses (which are heritage listed).
The barrels for this bottling are exclusively drawn from the middle section of the warehouses, which enjoy the greatest variations in temperature, ensuring that the spirit enjoys a great deal of interaction with the oak. Less than 40 casks make up each batch of this whiskey. The spirit is aged for around 8 years before bottling.
The result is a delightful whiskey which serves up tonnes of classic Bourbon flavours. Expect notes of rich cinnamon and cloves, red apple, cream, bananas, barrel char, toffee, allspice, bright new oak, grain sweetness, some slight rye spice, milky coffee, brown sugar and dried fruits.
First released in 1999, this bottling has quickly become one of the benchmarks for quality in the Bourbon industry.