Buffalo Trace (40%)

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
Buffalo Trace is one of the epitomes of American whiskey culture. The Kentucky distillery bottles many different bourbons and ryes under a variety of brands. The baseline is the Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Bourbon without an age statement is bottled here at a very competitive price. This always leads to discussions about the age of the whiskey that is bottled. It is very popular in the USA and there are notorious shortages.
Buffalo Trace (40%)
Buffalo Trace (40%) (@whiskyedition)
Kentucky Straight Bourbon | No Age Statement | 40,00 % ABV. | 25,59 €/l | Buffalo Trace Distillery | produced in USA (Kentucky) | Whiskybase ID 15308


The nose is very classic Bourbon. Strong caramel, vanilla and oak. Sweet popcorn and brown butter also come to mind. There is also the sometimes unpopular slight solvent note. If you leave the bourbon in the glass a little longer, you will also find more exotic notes of rye spice and a hint of mint.


The layman would describe the taste as 'smooth'. Some caramel and brown sugar shine through, plus a hint of charred oak. Overall, however, the bourbon is a little thin on the tongue.


Here it continues as expected. On the finish, the wood, brown sugar, mint and slight rye spice remain.


Let's face it: Buffalo Trace Bourbon is nothing special. Absolutely unproblematic and without any off-flavours, it can of course be enjoyed or mixed well. Its very distinctive bourbon profile sets it apart from other distilleries in this price range. The value for money is just right. Unfortunately, here in Europe we only get the '80 proof' version with 40% ABV. In the States it is sold at 45%. That should do the trick.

Rating: 68/100 - Good (Marcel: 68 | Sascha: 68)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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