There has been Whiskey made on the site of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, for more than two hundred years. The first distillery operation that can be continuously traced to Buffalo Trace was started in 1812 by Harrison Blanton (yes, that Blanton). He sold the operation in 1870 and it was renamed the Old Fire Copper (O. F. C.) Distillery. It has been bought and sold many times over the intervening decades, but Sazerac has owned the property since 1992. They produce a wide range of Bourbons and spirits — including their signature Bourbon.
Not only is the Buffalo Trace signature Bourbon beloved by its fans, it’s also really good and not overly-priced. In fact, it has become the flagship of the Sazerac Bourbon line-up. They keep the mash bill tight — Corn, Rye, and malted Barley with no Wheat filler. It is also aged at least 8 years and served up at 45% ABV. All that means rich, classic Bourbon flavor in every sip. For many Bourbon fans, Buffalo Trace is their “go-to” daily drinker and we think it would be hard to make a better choice.
Smartass Corner: Buffalo Trace has a capacity of about 2.7 million gallons per year — enough to fill about 51,000 barrels. This is especially impressive since everything passes through a single, 60,000 gallon beer still (wash type).
Solid and dependable bourbon. Probably one of the best when you consider its price point. Equally good on its own, with ice or in a cocktail.
My absolute favorite... turn up the volume.. no, really.. make more!
My favorite every day bourbon
Greatest bourbon bottle out there for the price
Nose: oak, vanilla, caramel. Taste: spice, oak, caramel. A good middle of the road budget bourbon with basic notes. It was extremely difficult to find where I live, so I would rather find something more available around the same price for a daily sipper.
Can't be beat!
Love this Bourbon!!!
Good value for the price, but won't "blow you away." Makes a decent old fashioned.
Buffalo Trace is my "go to" for everyday bourbon.
Sweetness is balanced, not as overwhelming as other bourbons
FAVORITE!!! GO TO
Nothing wrong but nothing special
Love this classic! So smooth.
Not my favorite. Not as smooth as other similarly priced bottles. Old Forrester is much better.
Tremendous bourbon for the price. Incredibly smooth and full of flavor. A new regular on the liquor shelf for sure...
No better taste for value than Trace. Easily leaps and bounds better than bottles 10x the price.
My go to bourbon! Is fantastic straight or one the rocks but can also make a mean Old Fashioned (I know they are traditionally made with rye, but I also like them with bourbon. Don't judge me.)
One of my favorites and for the price you can't beat it. Very smooth!!
Great quality bourbon, especially at its price point.
My new favorite. Very easy drinking and great price. Wish it was easier to find...
Just can't beat it for the price. Very smooth.
Great taste, smooth and great price.
Just plain good. caramel but not too sweet. It's an easy sipper.
This is a great, classic bourbon — particularly for the price. I drink it neat, on the rocks, and in cocktails. It just works. Recently was the top pick in a blind against Eagle Rare and EH Taylor small batch.
Classic bourbon. Incredible value and very well balanced
This is a good mixer
You know what your getting with this, every bottle smooth and sweet. Versatile whiskey
Sweet initial notes, light spice. Very smooth and a great value.
This is really good. It goes good with a splash of Sprite or on the rocks.
I really love this. It is an amazing everyday drinker. Very smooth and easy on the palette. It’s what I recommend for new whiskey drinkers to start out with. Catch me with my flask and you can bet it’s what’s hiding inside.
I hate using the word smooth but there really isn't another way to describe it. While the sought after whiskey from this distillery is Blantons I find the Buffalo Trace much more enjoyable and easier to obtain.
My go to bourbon! Very smooth drinking it with a little bit of water, and not that expensive!
Best bourbon for the money that I have had so far!
Don't let the price fool you. I bought this alongside several other more expensive bottles to share at a gathering. My friends and I all agreed, this was an amazing whiskey for the price.
Buffalo Trace is my daily drinker. Smooth and satisfying.
Go to bourbon for an Old Fashioned.
This is the best sub-30 dollar Bourbon i have had. Good amount of spice, but not distracting, some sort of a caramel finish, but bold beginning!
Maybe the best value in all of bourbondom. Fruits, floral, a hint of spice. Very balanced. Finish is not overly long but this is an excellent bourbon. It holds its own with most bourbons under 60 bucks. It finally loses out to those with higher proof that have more complexity. Only other whiskey offering similar value to me is Baby Saz.
Buttery mouth feel. Excellent bourbon for the price!
For the price, it’s a great bourbon
Smooth, easy finish
Legitimately the smoothest bourbon I’ve ever tasted. Good flavor and nose but zero bite. And for the price, there is absolutely none better.
Love the slight peppery flavor. Great Bourbon for price
Caramel everywhere. Very sweet, almost too sweet. Great mixer. Good beginners bourbon.
Easy drinking, smooth, good daily drinker.
Good daily drinker. On the rocks is my favorite.
Great Bourbon, great unique flavor....and a great bang for the buck!
Well rounded bourbon that has a bang for its buck. Perfect for an old fashion.
Sweet cherries and chocolate notes, a small amountof vanilla. Thin in the mouth feel but a good solid taste. No ethanol in nose. I really like it it had a good sweet flavor still fruity and light.
A solid everyday bourbon and an excellent value. Didn't like it as much as I thought I might given the reviews, but I prefer a lot of spice and flavor, so those who like something more mellow will probably love this.
Great bourbon!! On the nose, it's like passing a Cinnabon store and inhaling the cinnamon and vanilla. On the tongue, it's smooth, full in body, and not sweet. Great buy for the money.
Good everyday bourbon
mellow, smooth, and slightly sweet. This nas is hard to beat; so is the price
Really enjoyed it. Its a solid bourbon at an affordable price.
Really tasty. Lingering finish that continues to impress. Great value in my opinion. I add a splash of water and it just blooms. Sorry purists.
Carmel sweetness with just a touch of barrel at the end. Good sipper. Probably the best gateway bourbon for the price.
Solid bourbon that doesn't hurt the wallet. It's nice and bright when drank neat, and rounds out nicely on the rocks.
Classic Everyday Bourbon. Sweet nose and strong caramel taste
smooth as silk
Flat out the single best value bourbon in existence. A very solid sipper with a great medium body and a flavor profile more than fair for the $24 price. Don’t hesitate.
If you see, I recommend to buy it. It is getting harder to find. A great bang-for-buck bourbon. It delivers a great bourbon flavor at a very pleasant proof. An easy, fun drink.
Very smooth and easy sipper for the price.
Good for the price!
Classic workhorse bourbon for cocktail mixing
Very smooth. I typically have this after a glass of something with a bite. Doing that brings out the sweetness of this Wheated Bourbon.
Similar to Weller but not as hard to find. I drink this when i don't want to burn through my Weller.
Smoothest and best tasting bourbon especially for its low cost. My new daily
Nice flavor. No bitter aftertaste. Very smooth sipping.
Smooth easy sipping Bourbon that is balanced enough to be mixed when wanted
One of my favorites
One of my favorite and go to bottles.
Easily top 3 bourbons in my cabinet. Outstanding balance of flavor and smoothness. Can’t go wrong with this!
Another great value bourbon. I'd compare it similar to Elijah Craig, in that its good and smooth, but doesn't have the complexity of some of my more expensive choices.
At sub $30, I'd pick Larceny over this, for its complexity, but the Buffalo Trace is good and is a repeat purchase.
Reasonably priced good bourbon. Good go to choice to sip with a little water.
Very nice, though just a tad sweet for me. It really does taste like cake!
Excellent bourbon! Great flavor. Liked it very much.
My go to everyday bourbon.
Best Burbon I ever tatsted
Just a nice inexpensive bourbon. Great in cocktails
Like it. Good pour for entry bourbon. I always keep this around.
Very good for the price. Full taste
Ok. Not quite pappy. Haha.
Always a safe bet getting some Trace.
What can I say about this Bourbon that hasn't already been said... It's well balanced, refined and a great staple for mixing. People like to say it's "good for the price" and like I just stated "great for mixing" and while those things are true, it can stand alone as well as a nice sipping Bourbon. No good reason for not keeping this one stocked at home.
This is our day-to-day bourbon because it's tasty, strong but not overwhelming and drinks well alone or mixed with other spirits.
A perfect bourbon. Well rounded and if I had to have only whiskey on my shelf, it would always be Buffalo Trace. 10/10
Always a solid option if you're looking for good, affordable bourbon.
Extremely smooth. Very tasty. My go to, after work relaxer.
Low price decent to drink
Smooth and complex, spicy. Favorite Bourbon so far!
Top tier, name brand bourbon. Sweet and smooth with caramel and cherries on the palate and a nice smooth finish.
One of our favorites. All around great taste. Easy pour. Great delivery.
Hard to beat for the price.
Easily the best bourbon out there that people overlook because of the price. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TO GET EXCELLENT BOURBON!!!
Excellent taste. Smooth. One of the best Bourbons I have tasted.
Tastes great, smooth and won’t break the bank
Best tasting bourbon around especially for the price!
Definitely one of the best especially for the price. Smooth, long finish but a bit of spice to keep it interesting.
This is definitely one of the better bourbons for the price. Nice smooth drinking everyday bourbon
For the price point of this bourbon there is no better deal on the planet! Smooth, mellow and not too sweet, just a great every day drinker.
This is good bourbon. With the price I paid, it goes up a notch. I could drink this every day (if I can't get Weller's Special Reserve).
Solid Bourbon. Would be hard pressed to find better in this price range. Nice caramel nose, very smooth.
One of my favorites, and priced RIGHT!
I love this bourbon. It's so smooth and tasteful.
About as solid as bourbon can get. When I think of American Bourbon I think of this. Flavorful, no negatives, and about as affordable as you can get.
So good for so cheap, what's not to love?
A great taste at a great price.
Best bang for the buck!
Very good whiskey at a very good price. It is very smooth.
Like it, especially for the price. Notes of caramel with a long finish
Buffalo Trace is best under $30 there is.
I’ve lived on this Earth for 76 years. I was first introduce to “Bourbon” in my early 30s by the tyme it was about 1992 I lucked upon Buffalo Trace, I never looked back...when I make my annual foray to the People’s Republic of China I always take two well packed bottles with me in my checked baggage....it is the smoothest bourbon one can drink ..I’ve not had anything else since the 1990s...YES it’s that damn good...
My ‘go to’ bourbon. Priced right and a great flavor!
I absolutely love it extremely smooth no harsh after bite by far one of my favorites
I was standing in total wine and this guy came in looking clueless, browsing the bourbon aisle. He asked me for a recommendation and I asked what kind of whiskey he likes. When he didn't have a answer I recommended Buffalo Trace. Two weeks later I ran into him again and he thanked me for a great recommendation.
That's how good this is. Perfect bourbon for those new to whiskey, but such a great value buy that I try to keep one around at all times.
Probably the best “Well” bourbon out there.
Nice & smooth bourbon for the price. It makes a great whisky sour.
I'm stuck on a deserted island and get to pick one booze the rest of my life. Buffalo Trace is it. Drinks well with Coke, in cocktails (mainly like Whiskey Sours) or on a rock. When I think of an upscale bourbon to crack the 10 stars I think of Blanton's. But for $25 a bottle price point there is no comparable match to Buffalo Trace.
This flys off the shelf anytime it comes to Wisconsin. Great drinkable smooth bourbon that I love to share and have on hand.
This is a great bourbon I could drink every day. It makes it even greater to know it is so affordable! I love the salty/ buttery taste of this bourbon.
$25 are you kidding me? this is a great bourbon, not just great for a cheap bourbon, but really a great bourbon, period.
I've really enjoyed this. Have about 8 bottles open and have something different each day. Found I am quite often looking forward to this ones turn in line. As I say everytime, drink neat over my soapstone cubes to chill a bit.
Great caramel on the nose. Love the lingering taste. Drop of water in it brings out some nice notes! Not too expensive to be a daily drinker. First bourbon I tried and always keep a bottle on hand!
This is the go to Bourbon. I prefer Irish but love Bourbon also. Price point and quality is perfect.
Better than expected! Great bourbon and Great price!
A great day-to-day bourbon. Not so expensive or tasty you feel guilty mixing it, but has enough flavor to be interesting on it's own.
So smooth and delicious! When you factor in the price point, makes it the best everyday and yet still good for any occasion bourbon!!!!
Great everyday Bourbon at a great price.
Pretty darn good, sweet and smooth
The classic budget bourbon. Not my kind of budget bourbon. Flavor quality was flat and uninteresting.
Very smooth. Will be a staple in my bar.
Heard much about this and it didn't let me down. The balance of the sweet and not burn, will be on my bar from now on.
Buttery. Spicy. A new favorite
If you want to you can have this as a breakfast bourbon. Smooth and tasteful, to start your day out in the bush
My go-to bourbon. Affordable. Great over ice.
My favorite whiskey so far. Perfect balance of sweet and spicy, nothing to dislike here.
Great price.... for now
Carmel, warmth, easy peasy neat or rocks. The after taste stays there for all to enjoy, the oak and the spice and everything nice....
Great daily drinker
My go-to cocktail making whiskey
Very nice, smooth and balanced, yet flavorful. Nice sipping whiskey
My go to when it comes to a great whiskey for an even greater price tag
Rich caramel aroma and relatively cheap pairs great in whiskey sour cocktails
nutty/ sweet smooth nice finish
Excellent bourbon great price to drink everyday
For an under $30 price point you cannot go wrong!! Very smooth everyday sipper!!
Nice beautiful caramel with lingering heat, sweet, nice oaky finish
Classic, bourbon drinker‘s bourbon. Not overly complex, but solid and affordable daily drinker. Neat or one cube work well. My rating includes a point for the outstanding value Buffalo Trace represents. For a few bucks more than Beam, you move into the level, comparable to many bottles in the $30 plus range.
Descent bourbon if you can find it in your area. Has a nice brown sugar finish, little nutty, little vanilla, slight fruit...nothing too different from other BT distillery options. It is good but not blow your mind great.
9 or 10 out of 10 for the under $30 price point. 7-8/10 overall. Very nice nose with vanilla, citrus, and maple.
The taste has some spice on the front of the tongue, which finishes minty and cool on the back.
After a little time and air it opens up with vanilla cream, fruit, maple syrup, and cereal as well.
it was smooth with a sweet finish.
A solid every day pour
Caramel and spice. Quite good for $20-25.
Fairly smooth, great for the price. Caramel, butter, slight spice, smooth sip, not much of a linger taste wise
It’s just a great well balanced bourbon. Vanillas, maple, brown sugars with subtle oak spice on the finish. Coming in $26 in my area, this will be my go to, every day drinker.
Great flavor for the price. This is going to take the place of wild turkey and jack in my go to 30$ bottle.
Best bang for the buck bourbon out there. Very drinkable, not spicy and pretty smooth with soft mouth feel and notes of caramel.
Pretty solid at this price point. A little thin, so it’s nice to drink neat but won’t stand out in a cocktail.
This has become my standard bar bourbon. I used to keep Woodford Reserve, but this one just edges it out.
smooth honey flavor to start spicy finish
For the price this bourbon is well balanced and delicious. It’s sweet and has that spice and mint flavors. My go to daily
A very solid bourbon when it comes to sub-$25 bottles. Harder to find for a lot of people than it should be, but still worth a grab if you can find it for $20-$25
Easily my favorite “cheap bourbon”.
I LOVE THE COLOR, SMOOTHNESS, HINT OF OAK BARREL AND CHAR
A great sip you don't have to think too much about, smooth, vanilla, lightly fruity yet spicy and a quicker finish.
Very good, smooth, rich and non scotchy.. vanilla finish.
Great smooth taste for even better price!! Vanilla sweet after taste👍
My go to for cocktails.
Can’t be beat for taste vs price. Too good to mix with anything! Wonderful on the rocks or neat. Just the right amount of spice burn on the finish.
EXCELLENT BOURBON at an amazing price!
I really liked this bourbon and the flavor. I felt it left a little bit of root beer after taste which is good.
Great pour. Has solid flavor, good value for money.
Great value. Cool black tea notes
Excellent at this price.
Smooth, well- balanced flavors. Good for sipping and makes an excellent mint julep.
This is probably the most approachable bourbon I've run into and one I like to share with friends who don't necessarily know much about bourbon. It will probably be somewhat of a transitional bottle for most but Buffalo Trace has many other bourbons that once you learn your preferences from this bottle you'll transition to. Expect lots of caramel and butter on the palette with hints of spice and nuts. The mouthfeel isn't fantastic - it's pretty thin but smooth and not overly astringent. The finish is relatively short ending on sweet notes. Buffalo Trace definitely had to make some concession to hit the price point they were targeting but keeping that in mind this bottle definitely stands out in its price point.
Good sipping whiskey
Punches way above its price point. I don't know of a better everyday bourbon out there. Exceptional smoothness with a flavor profile in the caramel, vanilla, toffee end of the spectrum.
Nose: pleasant with notes of caramel, honey, orange, and vanilla. Palate: Sweet and mellow with notes of brown sugar, vanilla, and toffee.
Pretty damn good. Buttery sweet with a little spice on the end. I think I might be drinking this a lot
Great affordably priced sipping bourbon. My new "go-to"!
This is my favorite bourbon for the price. Awesome stuff.
It's great....almost ties with Henry McKenna 10 YR...almost. The pro's tasting notes are spot on and the only thing I can add is it's my go to bourbon that I keep filled in the decanteur. It's good enough to make the best impression and share and yet reasonably priced to offer it abundantly to visitors.
You can't miss with this one!
Heavy vanilla and very warming, hint of molasses flavors, but none of the sweetness, finish lingers with spice and rye.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States, and includes the rich legacies of master distillers such as E.H. Taylor, Jr, George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp and Elmer T. Lee. Today, the distillery is still family-owned, operating on the same 130 acres of land adjacent the Kentucky River as it has for over 200 years. The distillery takes its name from an ancient pathway that migrating buffalo used when traveling westward. The trail was well-known among Native Americans and was eventually used by pioneering settlers who crossed the Ohio River and followed the buffalo trace to the Western frontier.
The distillery’s flagship bourbon has been made using the same process for over 200 years and is made from a mash of yellow #2 dent corn, plump rye grains and malted barley, which is cooked and cooled before being fermented for approximately 3-5 days. Once fermentation is complete, the bourbon is double-distilled through column stills before being aged in first-fill, American oak barrels (90% of the distillery’s oak is brought in from the Ozark Mountains) that have been aged for six months in the distillery’s yard before being heavily charred. After spending at least eight years in these barrels, which are stored on the middle floors of the distillery’s warehouses to encourage the greatest temperature fluctuations, no more than 40 barrels at a time are hand-selected to create one single, small batch of this bourbon.
3rd bottle from Flaviar.... Must order more. Smooth and great finish
One of my favorites
a great everyday bourbon
Very rounded, nothing nuanced about this whiskey, but it is still a very good sipper. Cheap enough to experiment with, and tasty for its price.
This is the best bourbon for the money. It's smooth, distinct, and phenomenal. Every sip has a hint of vanilla spice, and the finish is easy and warm. Fantastic bourbon.
It’s not the best bourbon you’ll ever taste, but it’s hard to beat the value. Always consistently good, and can’t beat the price.
Easily my favorite of all bourbons, including the elusive Pappy label. Smooth, the only thing that seems to come close to my palate is Jameson. I keep a bottle on hand at all times!
You can not beat this bourbon for the price. Such a smooth pour.
An old stand by as far as bourbons go. Buffalo trace distillery does a lot of things right and their namesake bourbon is a very smooth, modest yet flavorful bourbon.
This is a nice house bourbon...great for mixing, and nice on the rocks.
A bright, sweet, and approachable bourbon. A perfect everyday sipper and really tasty, especially for the price.
Nose - fresh apple and caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, some oak spice and a faint herbal note.
Taste - rich caramel and bold oak spice, some vanilla and fresh fruit as well.
Finish - a lovely lingering spice and brown sugar, a medium amount of heat.
Great value for the price. Love the smooth taste.
Absolute classic. Might be best value for taste and price
Sweet caramel with a little spice, but a bit flat in the middle. Still, excellent for the price.
Sweet tasting. Always a solid and safe option
My all time favorite drink hands down! I always keep this one stocked in my cabinet. It’s the perfect balance of fruitier notes to smoky wood notes.
My favorite to date. Smooth finish with a great overall flavor
Above average mixing whiskey in my opinion
If someone were to ask me what bourbon tastes like I’d pour them a dram of Buffalo Trace to start them on their bourbon tasting journey.
Sure, it’s not old enough to get all the flavors out of the oak. But the flagship brand is smooth and consistent from batch to batch, medium spice and.....for the price, how can you go wrong. This could be your standard, go-to bourbon. I’d never turn it down!
Very good for the price point.
great for the price, but just didn't satisfy my palette.
Good flavor, sweet and smooth. Slight bit at the end.
It’s adequate when you can’t get Blanton’s.
Would rate 7.5 if I could, but I can’t go to 8. It’s a solid, but not spectacular daily that has garnered too much attention among the Kentucky bourbon hunters (myself included), to justify actually drinking it daily. My liter is almost gone, but enough left to sit on the shelf and display.
This is by far my favorite bottle of bourbon at the price. Super convenient to ship it in, as they are never seen here in Florida. Great smooth taste this won’t disappoint
Great sweet flavor throughout, but still with a solid "kick" and a nice lingering burn. Been trying to track this one down in NC for a while, so I'm glad I can now get it on Flaviar!
Buffalo Trace is a very good daily sipper.
A little more sweet than I thought. Not a bid sipping bourbon.
A good, solid everyday drinker. The price is great for the quality you get. This is not my "favorite" bourbon overall by any means, but dependable as far as taste and availability. Always have 2 bottles on hand.
I've tasted a lot of bourbons over the past several years and this is my favorite. Smooth, yet potent, with hints of vanilla, cherries, and cinnamon. And it's not pricey. My only complaint? You can't find it in NC liquor stores. Ron Veenker
Great definitive bourbon :) Use this whiskey as the “bar” by which all others should be measured.
Price/quality ratio is very high!
Great bourbon for the price! Better than bourbon three times the cost
Smoothest bourbon out
Had it on a cruise a while back and now am enjoying it at home
It was ok not sweet enough for me
Top shelf especially for the price!!
Always on hand for a nice uncomplicated drink, mixes well too
A nice everyday bourbon. I wouldn’t say there is anything spectacular about it but there are also no real negatives. This was a great price for a slightly above average whiskey.
Smooth very nice finish. Cost is not indicative of its quality, reminds me alot of Blantons.
Should be the cornerstone of every home bar. A great everyday bourbon and no guest will complain if this is what you're pouring.
solid low cost option
Great finish. On my top list
Like Eagle Rare, I don’t think you can find a better bottle for cheaper. A good all-around bourbon for $25.
Good but nothing spectacular
Would drink again
what is in the same price range that is better?
A favorite staple. Smooth, rich flavor and slightly sweet.
Definitely one of the best bourbons at this price point. I really enjoy the lingering finish.
Great every day whisky.
Smooth long finish. Lots of Carmel flavor.
I have said many times.....when considering the price to drinkability ratio, BT is 10 star worthy!
I didn’t think I liked bourbon very much after drinking Woodford and Makers and a few others. Then I tried Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare and then Weller. Wow! I’m a huge fan of all Buffalo Trace products.
Solid everyday bourbon. Finish a bit long for me but still great flavor and smoothness.
Nose: vanilla and light wood
Taste: light vanilla and heavy brown sugar
Finish: light tannins
Best bourbon under $25. Hands down
best bourbon under $40, can't beat the smooth taste.
Pleasantly surprised! Got more of it than expected!
very drinkable bourbon. great as a evening go to or something to finish off the evening after you have had one of your high ends
Detected floral hints...very good bourbon
This is a very good introduction to Kentucky Bourbon. Much smoother than expected for Buffalo Trace’s entry level bourbon. Visit their website for food pairings (I am sipping after Parmesan cheese) and it changes the flavor considerably. While it is a smooth bourbon to start, it becomes even smoother after the cheese. Excellent daily bourbon!
Great bourbon for the beginner , good flavor and smooth enough to not intimidated someone new to bourbon , then you can work your way to say a Stag Jr..
Very good for the price. Similar to Woodford Reserve, but not as good. Also not as expensive. Not as smooth as I had hoped it would be but good mouth feel and finish.
Such an easy sipper. I've had bourbons twice as expensive that weren't half as good.
Just to note that the local BevMo is selling Buffalo Trace .75l for 19.99, a bit better of a price than your special.
Great value when you can find it.
This has become my standard go to. Great taste. I can sip on this all day.
Very nice sipper with fantastic flavor and very smooth.
Very nice across the board...one of my favorites, hands down.
One of the best flagship bourbons out there at a great price point.
Nose: sweet with honey and pear.. allspice
Taste: honey, pear, vanilla and spice.. no burn
Finish: short spicy fruit
Overall excellent everyday drinker and affordable
Good solid every day bourbon!
A nice smooth daily drinker.
Love the taste, a little smoother than makers, but great nonetheless.
For the price, I do not think this can be beat
Good smooth drink. Very enjoyable.
The best bang for your buck in bourbon. Very
smooth and flavorful. Adding a couple ice cubes real opens the flavor.
This is one of my favorites to drink neat or on the rocks. It’s super smooth with just a little bite that diminishes after the first few sips. With each sip the flavor develops more. Carmel is at the forefront with a lingering sweetness as the finish.
Lovely Oak and caramel with a smooth finish. Not too much alcohol on the palate.
Smooth and affordable from a high quality producer. Daily drinker for sure
Great all around bourbon.
Great regular drinking bourbon
Smooth and sweet with a nice mouth feel and a short and mild finish. Very good juice for the price, an almost perfect daily drinker.
Best value in the business.
My go to bottle. Easy to drink, I like the flavor
Nice sweet bourbon
Punches way above its weight. Quality bourbon for a value price.
My go to typically. Great flavors. Sweet. Smooth.
My go to
My new favorite. The caramel notes are spectacular. If there is any bourbon better than this I haven't tried it yet.
Dollar for dollar this is the best bourbon. Caramel and spice with a little oak. Only negative is a little ethanol on the nose and the finish is a bit flat. Still this crushes many bottles twice the price.
Very good bourbon for the price. Smooth flavor
Great everyday bourbon. One of my favorites.
Easily one of my favorites. Very smooth sipper. Prefer it with a cube or two.
One of my favorites as the best bang for your buck when I can't find Blanton's or Elmer T. As my collection grows, I find myself drawn to the BT flavor profile the most!
Smooth and flavorful. Easy sipping and #2 on my go to list.
This inexpensive bourbon is the bottle I always have on hand if someone wants to “try” a little bourbon. Cheap enough if someone wants to mix it with Ginger Ale or Coke, yet stands up well on its on with a little ice
Good, but not great. Prefer it on the rocks.
One of the best bourbons for the price. Very soft bourbon.
Somewhat one note. Pretty sweet with a quick finish. Smooth.
Great, easy drinking bourbon. Can’t beat it for the price.
Pretty good for 90 proof.
Notes of brown sugar and cinnamon. very pleasing to the palate.
Good flavor, slightly rough finish that hits quick and lasts a little longer then I prefer.
Great drink for price
Love this brown drink on the rocks. Taste is nice and smooth. One of my favorites.
This, like many others have commented, is my go to bourbon. For the price it is unmatched. There are many bourbons that I may find more complex or intriguing in some way, but this one satisfies no matter what and doesn't cost much to do so. I always have a bottle on my shelf of Buffalo Trace!
My go to bourbon, very good for the price !
It’s my go to at any bar. Fair price, good taste
One of my favorite go to. It is flavorful but not overwhelming. It is nice and smooth. Can’t go wrong no matter how you drink your bourbon. Good value for what you get.
A little sharper than I prefer. But very tasty.
Syrupy sweet with a nice spice flavor, love it!
My favorite tipple from anywhere, except maybe Weller Reserve. Buffalo Trace is the finest bourbon in the land.
Not a big Bourbon fan but this one is exceptional! Wonderful aroma and flavor as well as after tastes. I will definite purchase it again.
Decent. We’re more of a Speyside Single Malt family and this is pretty smooth but basically this gets used for making Sazauracs and other bourbon cocktails.
Really solid bourbon...Not very complex and its finish is a bit quick, but it's smooth and sweet just as a bourbon should be!
My go-to, everyday bourbon
Sweet, vanilla, spice
Solid choice. Doesn’t particularly stand out for any one thing but never disappoints
Enjoyed it. The front end bite gives way to a smoother finish.
My go to bourbon! Well-balanced, smooth with a small spice. Great value. I recommend highly.
I had to spend some time with this bourbon to really appreciate it. The oak tannins play a large part in this. It has a sweet element that sometimes comes out and it has an initial burn that mellowed the more I drink. The availability and price point are right on the edge for me driving the rating down, I might buy another bottle if it goes on sale for $5 less to bring it inline with other bourbon I enjoy.
Pleasant nose of vanilla, caramel, mint, and oak. The palate is sweet of front with a bit of spice in the back. A smooth, velvety mouth feel with a moderate finish. Good introductory, all-around bourbon for those just starting with bourbon.
Very smooth. Excellent finish. Great bourbon for the price
An exceptional bourbon for the price! Full bodied with just the right balance of sugar and spice. Very nice. Highly recommended!
Excellent for the price. Smooth. Easy to drink. I'll be purchasing again.
It is nice when bourbon lives up and surpasses the hype. It has moved into my ' go to' list
Currently one of my favorites. I love the Carmel notes in this bourbon.
This is a Go To for me. Great taste , easy drinking, LOVE IT
Great bourbon. Factor in its affordability, fantastic!
Great hint of spice with the right amount of drinkability, regardless the time of year.
It's just a great bourbon.
This is just solid as they come. Budget friendly and just outstanding. Caramel and cinnamon.
Like it for old fashions, stands up well even with bar Smith my favorite pre mix. A more affordable sipper from the Blantons house...
In all honesty, I first bought this because of the buffalo on the bottle. Turns out it is a great bourbon - neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. It may be just me but I get a hint of coconut when drinking it neat. Wish availability wasn't so spotty.
Buffalo Trace is the cheapest best bourbon I have ever tasted. Smooth. Besides Blanton's it is my favorite.
It was a little bit sweeter than I care for but it was tasty
Beat budget bourbon I have ever tried. Great taste profile. Super smooth
This is definitely an easy, inexpensive bourbon to sip on or use in an Old Fashion. Buttery, caramel are abundant on the nose while hints of cinnamon and spice linger on the palette to finish with a sweet cherry/fruit is nothing to complain about. I would consider this a “mainstream” bourbon but truth be told, it exceeded my expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Hands down, I would choose a dram of this over the other mainstream selections near the price point.
Very good might be my favorite
Good Go To and not that expensive
This bourbon is at the core of my flavor profile! I love the caramel and butter/toffee front, and also the sweetness that is notable from nose to finish.
Love this bourbon. Warm and smooth, great bourbon for a great price.
Always my go to
I'm just starting to dabble in the whiskey world, with this being one of the early ones I've tasted. It is nice and creamy tasting, whether alone or with mixers. It is balanced, without hitting you in the face. Overall, a good choice for the price.
An absolute must for anyone starting a Bourbon collection. This drinks so well neat or with a little ice. So few BT items left available for the common folk to get their hands on and this could go the same route one day but for now drink up. It’s worth every penny and then a few more.
Really good, particularly for the price. Flavor improves with an ice cube or a few drops of cold water.
I am not a Bourbon guy, but this drink really appealing to me.
Sweet, very drinkable, not so harsh as JD Single barrel.
The color, the nose, and the taste is also very good.
For the price, this is my favorite Bourbon. It has a great mellow taste.
Nice drinking whiskey at a reasonable price.
Best Bourbon in this price range!
Not being a neat or on ice drinker, I often go the heretical route, and drink Bourbon with some Coke and Ice. Like most, finding the right mixture makes all the difference. Might not have the nose of ones that cost twice as much, but had decent flavor at a 50/50 mix.
Just an all-around great spirit, especially at the price.
Exceptional at this price point.
It’s my go to. Best all around. Neat, Rocks, Mixed drinks...doesn’t matter it’s still good
Has a sweet finish. One of my favorite mixed drinks is a Manhatten. This bourbon has that same taste I look for when I make one. The obvious difference is this is straight on the rocks In stock at my local shop far more often than available here.
Smooth with great character
For the money, it’s one of the best things going. Smooth, just the right amount of sweet on the end, and good flavor.
Tried it yesterday. Extremely smooth. Really satisfying.
I love the flavor. I wish we could but it around us. It is available but in limited quantities
it has been my go to Bourbon for years. Hard to get however sometimes.
Great flavor. Smooth finish. Take it neat as an end of the day mellow and you can't go wrong.
Great neat or mixed. Try hancocks réserve if you like this one.
Average, nothing special
Awesome! My favorite mass market bourbon.😍
Based on a price to quality ratio is why I give BT Bourbon 10/10. I have tasted Pappy Van Winkle 15 and 23 year! $3000 vs. $30 makes up for whole lot of taste in a very excellent Bourbon from Sazerac!
Smooth but good. Very subtle bite and hint of sweetness.
Great all around bourbon. Great as a mixer or on the rocks.
Definite smooth bourbon. The palette will get some vanilla and spice as the Buffalo Trace flows over. Everyday for Buffalo Trace - it replaced the Woodford Reserve that was the standard.
Buffalo Trace is solid. My go to bourbon. Smooth and mellow.
It warms my Buffalo...heart, tongue & tummy. A bit more complex than we are used to but the results are very smooth.
My go to, everyday bourbon. Smooth, with a nice finish. Not expensive, so I don't feel guilty having it often.
Solid and cheap
I really do love this bourbon but annoyed that Flaviar has been "out of stock" for now 2+ months. Just bought a batch online at a retailer so my home bar supply doesn't run out, but c'mon Flaviar.
Great for price. Has a flavor I can’t quite put my finger on. Dessert sweetness that ends with a peppery note.
I love the taste and how smooth it goes down.
excellent sipper, love this stuff
Everyday sipper. Super approachable
Good to keep on hand to share with friends that may be less discerning. Certainly great for the price, just not one that I sip on my own.
the best bourbon you can get under $30 . i always have a bottle on hand
Very smooth, easy to drink neat and will be my choice bourbon from now on
I HAVE TWO STORE PICK SINGLE BARRELS THAT I HELPED PICK, AMAZING STUFF FOR THE PRICE.
Think this shall be my “go to” bourbon.
Excellent bourbon and a good reasonably priced entry into the world of bourbon.
This is bourbon. Just straight up, old fashioned Kentucky oak aged whiskey as straightforward as it gets. If you like this, you should definitely explore the other bourbons out there.
I guess I am dropping my review a bit because I LOVE this bourbon but suddenly Flaviar doesn't have it - keeps getting Wishlisted! Very disappointed!
Smooth, great to sip on!
Love it and it's perfect bourbon
Go to favorite
A touch sweet but very enjoyable bourbon
Enjoyable smooth flavor.
A bit boring to drink neat, perfect for Old Fashioneds
The Gold Standard of Bourbon
My go to daily bourbon. Drinks well neat or in a cocktail.
All around good bourbon with a smooth finish
Always a good go to bourbon. Some think it's too sweet, but for me, it's almost perfect.
Great bourbon and easy to enjoy. Highly recommend this for any one!
I keep this on hand for old fashions. Great paired with oranges.
Always a smart choice.
Smooth and goes down easy.
Good for making whiskey sours
I think for the price this bourbon is the best bang for the buck. Normally you have to pay at least double the price to get a drink this smooth.
Oh yeah! Love it. Neat.
Great "safe" bourbon for bars or restaurants. Very affordable. Smooth and nice to sip. Neat, of course. :)
Wonderful smooth, nice bite
For the price, it's hard to beat!
I dare not rate it 10 stars as I’m fairly new to whiskey, I have had a few different bourbons and this one is by far the best one I’ve had yet.
Sweet creamy notes on the nose, and smooth Carmel on the tongue with a bit of rye and oak on the back side. Wonderfully smooth and calm And the price is outstanding.
Good mid price range bourbon. I prefer the slightly sweeter finishing bourbons so this one is a good go to in most bars and restaurants
This is very smooth and delicious bourbon. I rate it as one of the better bourbons I've tasted!
Enjoyed the finish and holds its flavor on the rocks as well as neat. Nice mix of Carmel, oak and spice.
For the price it’s one of the best bourbons on the market
Agree. If you like this, give Eagle Rare a try, smoother yet for only a couple dollars more per bottle.
Jim Beam is often touted as being the base-line for the quality of bourbon. Yes, Jim is fine, but something about it just feels off. The best way i can describe my feelings is by comparing Jim and Trace to Coca-cola Classic and its cane sugar "Mexi-Cola" counterpart.
Trace (like Coke's cane sugar product) feels fuller, richer, more complex in its taste.
Compared to Jim, back to back against Trace, it feels lacking, hollow; like something is missing.
A lot of people share my sentiment; Trace feels more like the gold standard for quality. Each bottle has consistent taste between one another.
This is our Go To Bourbon! It has the Carmel and Vanilla undertones, a slight smoke, perfect for the nightcap, neat or a single cube.
Affectionately named "Tatonka" in our house we have shared our love of this Bourbon with dozens of friends and strangers as it was shared with us by a couple we met one evening and started a chat about their favorite Bourbon....pay it forward, grab a bottle you will not be disappointed!
Decent, Affordable Daily Drinker
Very smooth, liked it very much.
If you like a glass of bourbon as "dessert", this will work just fine! For the price, it's an excellent end to an evening meal. 2nd only to Willetts Pot Still Reserve for a sweet night cap.
Smooth and sweet, which I generally like in a bourbon, but somewhat one dimensional. Good value for the price though!
Good price point, smooth, and easy to drink.
Good bourbon well suited for an old fashioned
This is great on the rocks. One of my favorite bourbons
This is my go to Bourbon for a casual everyday tipple. Just an excellent drink, at a very reasonable price. However it's hard to find.
Not the greatest to drink neat. Fine when mixed though.
Has some oak taste in it, two cubes of ice and that's it.
The Buffalo is the best daily drinker I have in my stable. Smooth and a very nice finish.
Good solid bourbon we use for amazing old fashioneds
Smooth and sweet; very good value.
Decent tastes for cheap whiskey
This has been my go to bourbon for parties and even just to have constantly stocked for guests.
Consistently one of the very best bottles you can get in its price range. If your grocery store has a few other options and this, go with this!
A good, easy to drink bourbon that is an affordable introduction to whiskey and a constant in my bar.
Very smooth great bourbon for the price.
My current whiskey of choice due to the flavor as I like my whiskey on the rocks. I would never mix this with anything other than coffee on those rough mornings.
My go to!!
This is the distillery where Blanton's comes from. It should be no surprise that Buffalo Trace is similar. The vanilla tones, the smooth roll over the palette. There is just enough hint of caramel in the after taste to make this a pleasure to drink neat. Very good bourbon
Very good bourbon
Smooth Carmel yummy goodness my favorite for the cost
Anybody rating “Old Reliable” anything less than 8 stars have dumb taste buds. Buffalo Trace replace Maker’s Mark as the constant bourbon in my liquor cabinet about 10 years ago. Best bang for your buck bourbon out there.
Sweetest Bourbon Ive ever tasted. I dont hate it, but its a one and done cause of that. Rich, dark, smokey, sweet. Little bit harsh, but not bad.
Easily one of the best everyday bourbons. Easy drinking and smooth at 80 proof.
By far my favorite whisky right now.
We have been drinking this for about 3 years. It is fantastic neat or mixed with ginger beer. Perfect summer lake drink. It is hard to find.
This is my go to affordable bourbon. It undercuts so many, yet punches well above its weight in flavor and quality. It's quite smooth for a bourbon which many love, but I prefer more spice and kick like its older brother, Eagle Rare bourbon.
Tastes like seeing an old friend that you haven't seen in years.
Excellent. Eagle Rare is a nice substitute.
Very good bourbon for the price! Was very impressed by how smooth and drinkable this is
Nice basic bourbon. Good bang for your buck.
Smooth and delicious. Not a sweet profile, not for the novice.
Nice and balanced, easy to drink.
High dollar whiskey at an Evan Williams price. Paid 31 dollars for my bottle so it’s perfect to either enjoy every now and then or to pass around the fire at a hunting camp. Recommend either straight on the rocks or mixed with coke.
Good standard bourbon from my favorite Bourbon distillery.
one of the smoothest bourbons one can sip. carmel, brown sugar notes . well balanced flavor and hotness.
Decent but not my favorite.
Great everyday pour. Goes down easy with sweet and cinnamon flavors.
Best bang for your buck
A great drinking Bourbon, especially for the price. This is my "go-to" for a normal drink or when I have friends over.
Solid every day drinker
My go-to until I experiment more. Pleasantly sweet without being over the top. Works well with soda, ginger, and cola based on mood
Classic bourbon flavor. Charred American oak is present. This is what bourbon should be. Well rounded. Long caramel finish. Yum.
Great whiskey, but too overpriced here, 21-25 dollars max for a .75 L bottle
Outside of Blanton's, this is my favorite KSB! Interesting they come from the same Distillery
Love this bourbon. My go to drink. Smooth, deep, rich Flavour. I prefer neat. Accentuates the depth and fruit.
Just tried this one for the first time on 6/17/18... love it neat... very smoothe... lower abv, and enjoyed it.
This is my go-to bourbon. Love it on the rocks and in mixed drinks.
Hands down the best go-to bourbon and at $30 a bottle it’s absolutely a steal.
YOU CANNOT GO WRING
My go-to - love this!
Super smooth compared to most on the market
Great for everyday drinking!
Very solid daily drinker
A easy, inexpensive go to when I just want a taste.
Great everyday drinker from Buffalo Trace. Not sure why people freak out about it and it disappears from shelves in 5 minutes. Its good but for the money, go get a bottle of Henry McKenna 10 Year. It blows BT out of the water.
Great taste. Really smooth and not too sweet. You can tast the caramel, fruit notes, and a little spice. Nice smooth finish on the palate. It’s very silky smooth. It lightly lingers so of course the next sip is quick. I liked it a lot it will be a daily sipper.
Can't go wrong with this one, especially for the price. Smooth vanilla and caramel notes,cherry and oak. Short finish but a pleasant afterburn. Great over ice and in cocktails.
Solid conventional bourbon with a nice residual sweetness. Good choice mixed or neat.
Very smooth, great for sipping!
Very smooth, not a huge bourbon drinker but I’d sip on this one.
Smooth, no burn
Decent on its own and like it way better than the JD my wife like to have with Coke.
Very nice sipping bourbon
Smooth and delightful.
Nice ZING to it
One of my favorite pours for the price. Sweet upfront with butter, spicy on the back end.
Loved it. me personally it had almost a camel toffee taste and nice finish.
Just about the best everyday pour you can find for the price. Perfect for any occasion.
Good butterscotch after the ice melts, good for the price. Would buy again
Good sweetness and nice long finish that slowly builds in spiciness.
Great for sipping and mixing. Sweet caramel notes early with a spicy finish that lingers for a bit.
This is a well balanced, full flavored bourbon. Thick, creamy, and heavy in caramel and vanilla notes. One of my go-to’s that doesn’t break the bank!
I use Buffalo Trace for making Old Fashioneds, and it simply doesn't get any better!
My favorite go to bourbon - incredible value. Shows how good wheated bourbon can be!
One of my favorite bourbons and not overpriced. Some bars even use this as their well.
One bourbon I always keep in stock. Great caramel notes with a small bite. Works well as mixer or on the rocks (my preference).
Great everyday drinker. Carmel front end with a spicy finish
Smooth, a little sweet. Good base bourbon for both mixing and sipping.
I’m a fan. Sweet upfront, spicy in the end.
For the price its pretty good, and it makes for great mixers. But, Michter's US*1 having a similar flavor profile is much better for sipping.
If all bourbons were to disappear off the face of the earth, I'd be most upset at the loss of Buffalo Trace. Considering its very affordable price and wide availability, and factoring in its 'can't find anything wrong with this' flavor, I'd name this the best bourbon on the planet, with a very close following by its big brother, Eagle Rare.
To me this had a spicy taste with notes of oak, cinnamon and caramel.
Smooth caramel and vanilla with a hint of fruit. Definitely a great bourbon for the price.
For the price it is very smooth and easy to drink
Got a store pick single barrel. Very good for price and recommend if you can find a store pick. Nothing crazy for spice, heat, flavor, but a good bourbon.
Makes a great whiskey sour and doesn't burn on the way down.
Overall excellent bourbon for the money. Much better than some of it’s more expensive counterparts.
One of my go-to, everyday bourbons. Cocktail? Cost effective enough to use. Neat or on the rocks? Perfectly smooth enough to just pour in a glass and enjoy.
It doesn't try to be anything its not. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a wonderful standard. I think it comes off less sweet than Jack but sweeter than Jim. It has all the standard bourbon notes without any bells and whistles. Obviously there are better bourbons out there but this is a solid bourbon at a good price. Better mixed but decent on its own.
Nose: caramel, vanilla
Taste: caramel, toffee, cinnamon, pepper, dark fruit
Finish: caramel, vanilla, woodiness
Smooth and satisfying. Almost like a dessert.
It’s a very sweet and easy to drink bourbon. It’s great for beginners.
Smooth and light on the palate with subtle hints of vanilla. Easy to drink straight and wonderful with some blackberry!
My go to goodness when I don’t want to think to hard. Great on its own and I don’t feel guilt mixng
Smooth taste. Good on ice.
Sweet but simple. Best on the rocks.
Best tasting from the bottle and one of my favorites. Doesn't seem to change its flavor from distillery to home.
Favorite of my in-laws. I didnt care for it at first, it seemed a bit hash, but its grown on me over time.
Still a great value. Nice balance and everything you need for a great neat sipper, on the rocks, or flavorful enough to shine in a cocktail.
Good bourbon, great price.
sweet and smooth
Very attractive nose of oak with some vanilla and red delicious apple peel that also shine on the palate. Slightly sweet and smoking, and as smooth as it is complex. Lovin’ it!
Smooth. Inexpensive. Great everyday Bourbon (Just not everyday!)
Good luck finding a better bourbon, especially at the price point.
I was able to enjoy a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Single Barrel Select, 2017 which had a creamy birth of spicy molasses; a life of of brown sugar & cinnamon, that lead to a long death of dry oak & leather.
Smooth, oak, spicy.
Very nice on the rocks, especially for the price.
Great for always having in the liquor cabinet.
Thin... not as deep as I was hoping
attractive and delicious
Probably the best value in bourbon!
one of the best tasting inexpensive bottles i've had
Vanilla and spice, and everything nice. Great sippin' bourbon for the price.
Great tasting and a regular in my home bar
I enjoy a smooth, round flavored bourbon--one with a comfortable heat in the palete. Buffalo is a go to bourbon for me and a must have on my bar!
My every-day bourbon.
One of the best for your "Essential" collection
I loved it.
I detected the honey and vanilla , slightly spicy , and a bit smoky.
Very enjoyable and smooth.
Good solid whiskey enjoyed it a lot
Pretty solid bourbon.
A great everyday bourbon
Great bourbon with flavors that are the epitome of what bourbon should taste like.
While not the best, definitely tasty and a great price. Would keep this stocked in my bar.
It's got some heat!
Love the drinkability with its smooth and clean medium finish.
A very good Bourbon as your go to anytime, and what a Great Price!
One of my favorites
A great bourbon. Smooth from start to finish. This bourbon when allowed to age to 10 years becomes Eagle Rare.
Love it. Smooth and clean for the price. A go to.
Very drinkable, smooth sipping whiskey.
Very drinkable in a mixed drink or just sipping it by itself.
One of my favorite bourbons - almost tastes like a glazed cinnamon roll - delicious
One of my favorites and a super smooth Bourbon
Very smooth. Better flavors out there for the same money.
so smooth real nice
8 for flavor, great all around bourbon not too sweet not too much burn +1 for the value I can find this priced less than 25$US almost anywhere
For the price this is my favorite bourbon
Sweet. Vanilla. Smooth. Very little heat. Went great in a Godfather.
Good daily pour.
Good for the price. Personally it's just a bit too sweet for me.
A good value bourbon.
Just a great everyday sipper. Smooth and tasty.
Smooth. Great value for the price
This is my favorite whiskey. Great price for a 8 year