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Buffalo Trace

My favourite American

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Dec 2009

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I've had a few American bourbons and/or whiskeys and have to say this is my favourite so far.

The color is gold to copper and the dram is very oily. The liquid literally sticks to the glass for minutes. Wonderful.

The nose is incredible. Loads of vanilla and coconut, bitter nuts and caramel.

On the palate he's very rich, creamy but soft. The vanilla returns, accompanied by lemon and nutmeg. Quite spicy, but wonderfully balanced.

The finish is long and sweet, but you get a bitter kick in the teeth right before the dram's death. The fact that this is 45% ABV most likely has something to do with that.

This is - for me - by far the best American dram I've had so far (OK, admittedly, that's only 5, this one included).

In Belgium, you can find this one for 20 to 25 EUR, which is actually a bargain for the quality you get.

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5 comments

@Fons
Fons commented

Nice review, it certainly got me interested in a bottle. Could you tell me were I could find it in Belgium, preferably in the vicinity of Antwerp? They didn't have it in Huis Verloo.

9 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Fons, check out Anverness in Berchem, they have it.

9 years ago 0

@Fons
Fons commented

Much obliged!

9 years ago 0

@buoy37
buoy37 commented

Spot on review. Buffalo Trace is good stuff at an excellent price.

Buffalo Trace was the first whiskey poured at our first whiskey gathering (of friends). It was enjoyed by both my wine- drinking friend and my "I don't really like whiskey" buddy.

8 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Good review! Was going to do a review but after reading this could not add anything of value. I too am a relative Noob on Bourbons but decided I would try another while watching the Superbowl last night. I enjoyed this dram very much Excellent mouthfeel,nose and taste were as you reported. A very good value even here in Canada at $40.

8 years ago 0

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