Review #1226 – Buffalo Trace Rileys Wines of the World Selection

Review #1226 | Bourbon Review #580 – Buffalo Trace Rileys Wines of the World Selection

The Schtick: This is a single barrel of bourbon selected by a local wine merchant, Rileys Wines of the World, from Buffalo Trace. It comes in at 45% ABV and features mashbill 1. I’ve had some real winners from this shop in the past, so I’m curious to see how it is. Let’s dive in.

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

Selection: Rileys

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Honey, toffee, caramel and bright fruitiness. Mild on the oak, big on cherry, orange peel and mango. Light vanilla, faint cassia, mostly caramel and fruits.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Honey, peanut brittle, caramel bright orange peel and cherry.

Finish: Long, rich, bit of musty tobacco. Honey, more cherry, and some oak. Good blend of fruits, caramel and oak.

Overall: I could go for a little more oak here, which feels weird to say, but overall I think it’s a winner of a barrel all the same. I’d drink more of this, and I plan to.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

10 Most Recent Buffalo Trace Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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