Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Nose: Outstanding aroma, kicked off by a spicy prickle. Satisfyingly deep, gently vanilla-ed and molassed with even a sprig of sweet mint.
Palate: A rip-roaring waxy sweetness checked by a big buildup 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 licorice.
Comment: Big, moody, uncompromising and complex beyond belief. One of the world's great whiskeys."
Jim Murray, Whisky Magazine
Burnished gold in color, this bourbon brings a mlange of aromas to the nose: honey, vanilla, oak, toffee and a suggestion of coriander are all there. The body is big, and on the palate, this becomes a very spicy, masculine whiskey with a complex spicy mustiness and notes of leather, tobacco, overripe oranges and a surprising smokiness not often found in a bourbon.
"The finish is long and lush." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Wine Enthusiast rating: 93
Double Gold Medal Winner in the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Buffalo Trace is the flagship bourbon from the distillery.