Buffalo Trace Hancock's President's Reserve
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 44.45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cherry
  • marmelade
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • plums
  • bread
  • pecan
  • vanilla
  • woody

Buffalo Trace

Hancock's President's Reserve (0.75l, 44.45%)
Price $234.99

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Character Goatson
A hidden gem of a Bourbon waiting to be discovered with rich tones and single barrel character.

Some argue, but since the original distillery building on this site dates from 1775, most folks consider the Buffalo Trace Distillery to be the oldest continually operating distillery in the US. It sits on the banks of the Ohio River in Frankfort, Kentucky, on the same 150 acres — completing 245 years of continuous operation. It even used the "medicinal" loophole to operate during Prohibition. Now owned by Sazerac, its history includes a veritable Who’s-Who of historic Bourbon owners and Master Distillers who continue today to craft some of the finest and most popular Whiskey brands in America.

Buffalo Trace Hancock's President’s Reserve is intriguing. No one is "officially" talking, but this non-age-statement dram in the inconspicuous bottle is rumored to have the same mash bill — Buffalo Trace #2 — as our perennial favorite Blanton’s. And both are "single barrel" releases. And Blanton’s comes in at 46.3% ABV, and Hancock’s sits at about 44.45%. What are we saying? Um… nothing. But "IF" all that info is true, then Hancock’s is on-average a slightly younger and marginally lower proof of one of our favorite daily drams. So, it’s a tasty/stealthy great deal.

Smartass Corner:
Hancock Lee was instrumental in the founding of Leestown in 1775. It was an important trading port for rope, tobacco, and distilled Spirits destined for Bourbon Street markets in New Orleans. Now the state’s capital of Frankfurt, it’s strategic location on the Kentucky River near present-day Lexington made it an important depot during the American Revolution and War of 1812.


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 44.45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Ruddy Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is rich and thick with notes of sweet cornbread, pecan pie, and vanilla beans with wood and florals.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile has Cracker Jacks up front with a layered fruit compote of plum and cherry followed by baking spices and a dash of marmalade.

Finish
The finish is medium length and slightly dry with caramel notes hanging around for a while.
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  • cherry
  • marmelade
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • plums
  • bread
  • pecan
  • vanilla
  • woody
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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