4th Jul 2015
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Tasting Notes by markjedi1
The Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straigth Bourbon is Sazerac’s best selling whiskey. But I am sure you have also heard of their Elmer T Lee, George T Stagg, Hancock's President's Reserve and Sazerac Rye. I have put a bottling of Buffalo Trace from 2013 head-to-head with one from 2014 that is bottled at a lower ABV. This is the lower strength version.
The nose of this bottling at a milder ABV is a bit fresher with more mint and citrussy notes and sweet corn. The vanilla is more like toffee here. It is a lot lighter.
It is oily and sweet on brown sugar, toffee apples and vanilla custard, roasted coffee beans and a hint of raisins. More spices than expected. Cinnamon and cloves. Soft pepper. But it is very quaffable.
The finish is medium long on spices and toffee.
This light version of Buffalo Trace is an easy drinking bourbon, but lacks some weight. The 45% ABV version is a lot more rounded. Thanks, Pat!