Review #707 – Buffalo Trace’s Ancient Ancient Age (10 Star)

Review #707 | /r/Bourbon Review #399 – Ancient Ancient Age

The Schtick: This is a mashbill #2 product from Buffalo Trace. It is on their lower tier of product offerings, as can be spectacled from the plastic handle presentation they choose to bottle it in. This originally started as a 10yr product, then became “10 Stars” because ambiguity in this industry is often met with out cry and strict regulation. Wait a second.


Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Earthy, caramel, beet, pepper, tobacco.

Taste: Sweet but not super rich. Thin medium mouthfeel. Young corn, cocoa, earthy tobacco, vanilla and some pepper. Faint wet cardboard of underaged spirit.

Finish: Short to medium, but some heat. Young corn, vanilla, tobacco and coffee.

Overall: This is really not great, but also really not bad. I put it a peg under Buffalo Trace, but I get that I’m one of the few who likely enjoy it. I think it’s probably the only bourbon I throw in a bourbon based cocktail because the only real cocktail I make is a lazy whiskey sour and this fits in just fine. It’s not great bourbon though and deserves the 4/10 ima give it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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