Review #15 – Buffalo Trace

Review #15 | /r/Bourbon Review #13 – Buffalo Trace

The Schtick: This is a Mashbill #1 product from Buffalo Trace. Generally available and usually reasonably price, this is more or less their “mass market” product – or an item in their core line.


Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, purchased


Nose: Vanilla, cinnamon and light butterscotch. There is no ethanol on the nose and everything blends together like a nice, light cinnamon roll of bourbon goodness.

Taste: It’s surprisingly complex and well blended, the vanilla is forefront and the cinnamon and spice back up the vanilla nicely. Overall, the mouthfeel is a bit thin but it coats nicely and all of the flavors are there. It’s definitely BT Mashbill #1, and that’s never a bad thing. There’s a faint hint of caramel and some light fruitiness.

Finish: It’s not terribly long, but it’s gentle on its way out. More vanilla and a hint of caramel, it leaves a pleasant warmth and a really great aftertaste that leaves you wanting another dram.

Overall: This is a solid product with a lot going for it. Add in the very reasonable price (not considered in rating) and you’ve got a winner.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

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 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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