Review #356. Buffalo Trace Total Wine Pick


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%

Age: NAS

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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