Review #356 – Buffalo Trace (Total Wine Select)
Whiskey Network Review #356 | /r/Bourbon Review #198 – Buffalo Trace Total Wine Store Select, 90pf | 45% ABV
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
Mash: Mashbill 1
ABV: 90pf, 45%
Pick: Total Wine
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Sweet vanilla, corn, some oak and clove. Very nicely balanced. Mild earthiness, maybe a hint of cocoa
Taste: Surprisingly no ethanol whatsoever. Sweet vanilla, mild cocoa, caramel, clove, faint oakiness. Nice mouthfeel for the proof
Finish: Medium, some of that mashbill #1 fruitiness coming in. Sweet, clove, caramel.
Overall: I think this pick beats the regular, off the shelf BT. Ethanol is very subdued and some of my favorite notes are ramped up a bit. Buffalo Trace is a great value, especially for what it brings to the table. For those that are new – Buffalo Trace scores my Median score, or a Rank 5, as a benchmark baseline to compare all others to in the bourbon landscape. I think this pick ramps up the caramel notes and a good deal of vanilla and faint cocoa that I like in the original so much. Therefore, I’ll aware this a Rank 6.
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