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).
Wouldn't drink it neat. It works fine in a Whiskey Sour but there are better alternatives out there. The price does make it an easy buy, though.
Good product for a great price
Great bourbon for the price point. Lots of caramel and a lingering finish of spice and oak.
For the price a top notch taste. My go to for cocktails
Basic caramel and spice great for old fashions. The total wine pick in 2019 was a sipper though
Delicious and easy to drink. My go to everyday whiskey!
Tasted like flowers... or perfume... weird. That taste goes away once the bottle stays opened for a while.
Smooth, with a sweet hint of vanilla. Super easygoing and unpretentious.
Very beautiful taste!
Great bourbon and goes well in a old fashioned
I'd challenge anyone to find a better priced bourbon for the money. Absolutely divine sipping bourbon for when you dont want to crack the expensive stuff open. Brown sugar and caramel for days
Colour pretty fine, yellow, not strong but solid enough. Smell pretty bourbony in the not most flattering sense. Cherry, banana, sugar. Still, not at all unpleasant.
Taste is surprisingly good! Not a thick liquor, but there's tons of flavours. Fresh general feeling, none of the stuffy and constipated bourbon feeling that you sometimes get. Some wood, raisins? Nuts or some other nice creamy/oily taste. Even the aftertaste is long and interesting. What a surprise! This is great. I'll give it a 8 for now, but might ramp up to 9 if this keeps up on latter tries.
Tastes like you'd expect for a £20 whisky. Cheap.
Good value, but I wouldn't use this for anything other than cocktails.
My all time go to.
Was sweet tasting but had more heat and harshness in it than expected. I liked this with a splash of ginger ale. Not everyone’s cup of tea but that’s how i liked it.
Good bite yet smooth.
Very nice Whiskey, one of nicest I've ever had. Goes down smooth and has a nice warm burn after. Easy to drink neat. I haven't tried it with ice or any mixers. It's just fine on its own.
A fine bourbon, not much going on so makes for a fantastic cocktail spirit
A apple and dried fruit note comes to mind on the noes, at first. After this the caramel sweet comes and then the spice. On the taste it is some buttery, caramelfudge thing that comes to mind before the spice and nut come to play. Great bourbon!
great daily drinker
Incredibly smooth! The hints of fruit veered towards apple and cherry for me. An excellent sipper on any day of the week that ends in "y."
Lovely whisky. A warm and sweet smell with a hint of fruit. Then the whisky brings gentle tastes of honey and caramel. The finish is sweet and a bit spicy (cinnamon?).
go to bourbon. price and quality
Absolutely first class. The tasting notes were very accurate. Very smooth from initial taste right through to after taste. simply beautiful.
Joe Rogan got it right! This old school classic checks every bourbon box you need checked. I’m glad it is available to me and at $23...can’t beat it!
Buffalo Trace: 90 Proof: Med finish
-Light, red apple
-Honey comb cereal
Simple but very nice bourbon. Intense in the nose and palate. A little harsh neat but excellent for cocktails or on the rocks.
Fantastic sipping bourbon with deep flavors and nice finish. Great taste for the price and just the right amount of harsh as the flavors kick in.
Spicy, almost harsh...
Goes with the rest of the distillery. Good smooth taste. Not harsh. Good in cocktail or straight
Nice and basic bourbon. Only 40% alcohol leaves the taste just a vit too thin
Great value for it’s price
I enjoy this as a daily pour when I don’t want a whiskey that fights back. Brown sugar nose, minty taste, and sweet oaky after taste.
Smooth uniform flavor. Low alcohol fume. Great neat or in mixed drinks.
A great every day bourbon!
Great every day boubon
This is far better than I expected.
My favorite bourbon. Want it on the rocks?... Phenomenal. Want it neat?... Amazing. Want to mix it?... Tremendous. This is my favorite Bourbon with Angels Envy and Eagle Rare being a close second and third. HIGHLY recommended...
Spicy rye flavor with oaky, vanilla base
All day, every day with this one. Great bourbon for the price. Well balanced all the way around.
Staple go to in my bar. Smooth on the rocks or with a splash of cola.
Good, solid bourbon. Great in an old fashioned or neat
My fav 100%!
Classic bourbon, you get exactly what you expect! For under $30 you really cannot go wrong. Excellent choice for old fashioneds or on the rocks or near. Really solid choice and you won’t ever be disappointed!
Great daily drinker. Nothing too complex. Just good ole' bourbon
Quite nice, balanced bourbon. Awesome price to value
Best sub $30 bourbon
This my go to bourbon nice Carmel and vanilla with a hint of oak, nice finish
A quintessential bourbon. Flavors right down the middle of bourbon fairway. Sweet, cherry, vanilla ... Pleasant and nonoffensive. A pleaser for the masses.
Price to quality ratio is outstanding, and a flavor profile very suitable to my palette. Love it!
Very good for the price. Not huge on Bourbon but I definitely enjoyed it.
Good go to cheap bourbon
Sweet on the tongue, smooth nose
Solid American style bourbon
Great bourbon, excellent for an old fashioned
Sweet and Spicy!!!
Nice vanilla tasting whiskey. Was my first bourbon in 20 years and an okay sample of what I remembered of bourbons. No top-flyer, but hey, look at the price tag! It’s a good bourbon offering good quality for its price. Good everyday sipper
Smooth easy to drink. Has a really sweet smell.
This was my gateway bourbon from scotch enjoyed it
I actually tried this one after taking it's older brother (Eagle Rare). Neither sibling disappoints. Wonderful bourbon that's easy on the pallet and readily available.
Good for the price.
Absolute favorite and my go to bourbon.
Very good go to standard bourbon. Spicey, sweet and a fantastic price.
Good bourbon at a good price point. Nice to keep handy at all times for those who don't want too much bite in their bourbon.
Great bourbon. My go to for cookouts and just a glass after work. Great price point for what you get.
Good bourbon. Nothing special in my opinion.
This is my daily go to bourbon. Perfect balance of price and flavor. I always keep this stocked. Good complexity and linger.
Solid bourbon for the price. It has a nice little bite
A great pour. It has a bit of sweetness to it and finishes smooth. Not a mixer. Drink it neat.
Old fashion go to!!! Find a single barrel pick and you wont be disappointed.
Spicy buttery bourbon with an excellent minty finish... a great value
Solid all around Bourbon. Less sweet and more spicy. Enjoyable clean or on the rocks but cheap enough to not feel guilty about mixing it either.
My go to. Great for the price. Can be drunk on its own as well as in cocktails. I like the velvety feel of this one.
Quite a punch. Like walking barefoot in the scorching sun.
Love it, beautiful.
This is a great value bourbon!
An inexpensive bourbon that is smooth tondrinl
This was super good in an old fashioned.
Good, solid daily drinker
Sweet and simple
Good but not excellent
It's a nice bourbon, very drinkable and has a nice sweet caramel molasses note followed up by a rich spicy kick.
Complex smooth and affordable what more can you ask for!
So well balanced. Darker than most whiskies, but still sweet and a little spicy.
Just plain delicious - great flavor all the way through. Great Old Fashioned, or just over ice.
Definitely in my top choices
Peppery and strong.
Excellent bourbon, recommended by a friend and it turned out to one of the best bourbon's I've tried, especially for the price.
great for mixing with dr pepper
Excellent cheap bourbon
Best Bourbon around for the money!
My “go-to”. Very smooth and easy to drink.
What can I say that isn't already obvious by the lack of availability of this great bourbon. I only wish that everyone wasn't so crazy about BT products now days. This is simply a great bourbon at a great price. Anytime our local stores have it, we're limited to one bottle purchased at a time. Sounds like it is more available in some parts of the country, but not the southeast. Perhaps there are two many of us bourbon drinkers here!
“What’s a good Bourbon that’s priced reasonably and easy to find anywhere?”
While taste is obviously subjective and everyone prefers different things, I have never spoken to a whiskey drinker who had anything bad to say about Buffalo Trace. That being said, it takes no risks so it’s a safe bet which is both its strength and it’s weakness. Cheers
First class complex flavor I use this as a bench mark
One of my favorites. It’s very smooth and sweet.
This is my favorite bourbon! I wish it was easier to get in NC.
An "average" bourbon that is better than average. The little brother of Old Rip Van Winkle. I'd drink it anytime.