Although the name "Buffalo Trace" is relatively new, the distillery site in Frankfort, Kentucky has a heritage that reaches back to the late 1700s. Known for most of the last century as George T. Stagg Distillery, Buffalo Trace currently produces 17 different whiskey product lines including Blanton's, Eagle Rare and Van Winkle among others. Launched to coincide with the re-christening of the distillery site in 1999, Buffalo Trace is the company's flagship Bourbon. Bottled at 45% A.B.V., this whiskey has been praised by both critics and consumers alike for it's smoothness and complexity.
Nose: Sweet, spicy and inviting aromas like cherries and creme brulee dusted with nutmeg.
Overall: Unquestionably this is a solid, everyday and easy-drinking, Bourbon. Polished with few rough edges and only a touch of spicy rye heat, Buffalo Trace has set a benchmark with this offering. At $39.95 in the LCBO you won't break the bank taking a shot on this elegant and approachable sippin' whiskey and if you're new to the drink this is a good stepping-stone to Bourbons with a higher rye content in the mashbill.